PROJECTS

BUILD A HIGH SCHOOL

The current challenge. In this past fall, Nasaruni Primary school graduated our first students from Class 8 (8th grade) with the highest marks on their national exam in the whole zone! NOW, another problem presents itself…. Where shall these fine young women go to high school? Pupils like Juliana (below) are in desperate need of a high school option that would support and continue to nurture her leadership talents which have blossomed the past couple of years. With a solid high school education, she can go on to university and begin making a real difference in her community.

Juliana says, “I am proud to be from Nasaruni. My teachers tell me that I am a positive leader among my peers. I am the Environmental Captain, so I make sure that we keep the school, including the latrines, very clean.

I am raised by my two Parents who face challenges paying my fees. When I grow up I would like to be an accountant. I would like to join High school so that I add up on my studies, if I get the chance I will work hard and accomplish my many dreams and help others. God will help me. “

The Future. We have realized the dire need to build a high school for our own girls, and for many other Maasai girls who face discrimination, bullying, and overcrowded conditions in the other high schools. Additionally, they lack school fees and will simply be sent home since they cannot pay the boarding fees. Although the government says it provides free high school education, this discounts the Maasai who live too far from the urban centers to take advantage of this opportunity, thus continuing the cycle of poverty when girls are left uneducated.

Nasaruni High School will have separate facilities for the 150 – 200 girls who will attend the high school, as well as their teachers and staff. In faith, we plan to break ground on the new high school in June, 2020. We will need to have it built for the opening of the high school (Jan. 2021).

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Books and Laptops

As with all schools, books and laptops are in constant need of refreshing and updating.  Recently, Nasaruni received a large donation of books to add to its growing library and 7 chrome books.  However, books and laptops are in high demand so any donation of books and laptops are always appreciated.

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New Dormitory: $20,000 – COMPLETED! (see below)

A Big Thank You to Frank Sprinkel (Walk for Nasaruni) and Harrisonburg Baptist Church for their generous donations to bring our goal of a new dormitory to completion.  

Another dormitory will maximize our resources by adding space for 64 students. They will share the bathroom facilities which are ample for that many more girls. This cost is only $312 per student to bring a total of 180 girls closer to the benefits from Nasaruni ‘s positive and nurturing environment.

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Solar System: $15,000

Electricity is very expensive and unreliable with hours or days of outages, so the school will be run by more sustainable means: solar energy. The system is needed in order to power the pump to get water from the well recently drilled.

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Installation of solar panels in another area of Kenya.

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Sewing Machines & Supplies: $250

This is a prime example of how Nasaruni Academy can make a real difference in the local community. Students at Nasaruni Academy wear uniforms as is common in Kenya. Rather than asking students to buy their uniforms, the Academy would like to have sewing machines and material so that mothers can come and make the uniforms. There are already women in the community who are interested in this as a business opportunity. They plan to take in mending projects from the community and make enough money to help pay the tuition for their daughters. Thereby, local women are empowered to provide the education for their daughters and also improve the living standard for their families.

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Iron bunk bed: $100

While the current dormitory is near capacity, there is still a need for more bunk beds in order to fill the growing demand of boarding students.  One bunk bed will provide the space for two girls in the dormitory.

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Desk & Chair: $60

A desk and chair allows another spot in a classroom for a student to work

Textbooks: $35

Textbooks for one student cost around $35 each year.

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