About the Campaign
Aguthi Primary school is located in Naro Moru, Nyeri District of Kenya. Aguthi Primary School consists of 304 children ages 7 to 14 that attend the school each year. Naro Moru is a community of a variety of ethnic groups and religions who have lived harmoniously in this area for many years. It is located in the Nyeri District of Central Kenya about 170 km north of Nairobi at the Western base of Mt. Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. The majority of Naro Moru residents are members of Kenya’s largest ethnic group, the Kikuyu people. Although every ethnic group speaks its own dialect in the Naro Moru community, the Kikuyu language is the most widely spoken along with Kenya’s official language, Kiswahili, which is spoken by everyone in Kenya as well as English. English is the primary language taught at Aguthi Primary school. Being located just 20 km south of the Equator, the climate in Naro Moru is mild with seasonal rainfall in the spring (March and April) and fall (November). The community does experience cooler temperatures given its proximity to Mt. Kenya, and rainfall has become less predictable with climate change. Because of the proximity to Mt. Kenya, tourism is a main source of income for the community, along with agriculture. In fact, most households depend on subsistence farming to survive, but climate change has brought extended droughts that have crippled the livelihood of many families.