The Kenyan government pays the salaries for 7 teachers, including the head teacher. The Project pays the salaries for 3 teachers. Tuition is used to pay for two additional teachers. Due to parents' lack of funds, teachers are often paid late or remain with unpaid balances. The Project would like to provide additional support for teacher salaries so that all teachers receive full salaries.
Prior to the summer of 2010, the school had virtually no resources. Teachers had a minimal number of materials and students had none. The Project purchases teacher resources as well as student materials. The ratio is currently one book to 7 students. The goal is to achieve a 1:1 ratio.
Additional funds are needed to reach this goal.
Due to increased enrollment, there is a desk shortage. Desks designed for 2 students are often shared by 4. In some of the primary classrooms, children must sit on the floor or share chairs.
Grades kindergarten through 6
$30 per year
Grades 7 & 8 $75 per year
Grades K-8 with a higher rating and more rigorous curriculum
$175 per year
$200 per year
$600 per year
$900 per year
Costs vary with school and course of study
$6000 - $10,000 per year
Many students in Lemong'o are only able to attend school through 8th grade. They have written letters asking for support to continue their studies through secondary school and beyond. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring one of these children through tuition donation.
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Judi Eastburn's Environmental Science students from Abraham Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, PA were pen pals with Belgrove Primary's 7th and 8th grade students in Lemong'o, Kenya, for six years. Their fundraising efforts provided: