The Kimilili Trust

Namboani Girls' Secondary School

Namboani is a poor community near Kimilili in W.Province, Kenya. Many children are classified as orphans. The girls have lost access to their local secondary school as it has become boys only. The parents are desperate for a secondary school for their daughters and have land. They need help to build

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 October 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 October 2013

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Situation

The parents can make bricks and fell trees. They can work but they have no money to buy cement, window and door frames and roofing materials. The Kimilili Trust has trusted people in the area to oversee the purchase of materials and ensure the building is up to standard. The primary school and nursery schools have been built in this way. A secondary school is too big a project for the Trust on its own.

Solution

The girls will have a secondary school. Research into development shows that community enrichment and female education go along together. At the moment the girls are held at primary level and have no access to jobs, no access to ideas, higher or further education, no status and no self-worth. Goverrnment officers have met trustees and assured them that once the school is built the government will accredit it and the on-going costs will thus be funded. They see the need and will meet it.