STORIES OF CHANGE

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Nemasi Primary School Story

Nemasi Primary School started in a mud walled shanty church that had been abandoned by the community in the middle of the forest in 2014 and had 19 children. They then had only one untrained teacher. Children that had attained school going age then were not able to walk to the nearest school that was five kilometers from their homes. It is for this reason that the community members decided to start an ECD Center that would serve as a classroom for the children. The building was almost collapsing and therefore posed a serious danger to the children. The community members approached N.C.I.I. for assistance and in a positive response, the first building and a pit latrine in corrugated iron sheets were built. The following year, the ECD children were now ready to move to grade one and there was no classroom for them to study in. N.C.I.I mobilized the community members to seek help from World Vision, who build one more classrooms for the school. As the population of the children grew, Nalala built two more classrooms and later mobilized the Kajiado County Government who built three more. The school now has a population of almost two hundred children and ten teachers, having already been taken over by the government. The children who began pre-school in the shanty classroom are this year sitting for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (K.C.P.E).