Kenya Empakasi Classrooms
Empakasi Green Valley Community School is near the Emakoko lodge located in Nairobi National Park. The school had recently formed because the nearest government school was more than 10km away and this is quite a walk for the youngest members of the Maasai community in this area. It is also a dangerous walk because of wildlife from the park.
Thanks to donations from some very kind guests, the school’s first two permanent classrooms were built. Currently, the school has 43 students, 22 pre-primary students, four students in Grade 1, 12 in Grade 2 and five in Grade 3.
This may be a little school, but it saves lives, reduces human-wildlife conflict and brings hope to this community. In the words of a community member, Benson Parmisa who donated the 4 acres of land the school is built on, “we believe that an educated child is a light in the community.”
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the guests who donated to the project and Emma and Anton Childs from Emakoko Lodge who oversaw the building of the classrooms.
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