Help raise funds for floors in Aguthi Primary School in Kenya

The project that is being fundraised for is the placement of additional classroom floors and classroom electricity at Aguthi Primary School. This project will continue to address the current lack of floors and lighting at the school. The remaining dirt floors will be replaced inside the existing classrooms as a continuation of previous and ongoing DWC projects at the school. Dirt floors are subject to moisture and parasites, both detrimental to the children. Electricity will be installed in the classroom to provide adequate lighting and power for existing computers. This will lead to access to good learning facilities in rural Kenya. This project at Aguthi Primary School will provide and create a safer and cleaner environment for the students, in turn, creating a positive learning environment.
Volunteer in Kenya with DWC
9% Funded
  • $485.00 Donated
  • $5,310.00 Goal
  • 3 Donors

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.