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Crosstalk lessons, 100 children together in one class and one to a maximum of two teachers per class should be a thing of the past. In order to ensure the best possible education and support for our children in the organization, we have decided to take the reins into our own hands. Together with you, we want to change the education of these kids and build an amazing school in Nairobi, Kenya. In the following, you can find information about our plans and a direct way to donate to this project. Be a part of the change and give children the education they deserve!
The picture under this text functions in the following as a kind of room plan. We have given a lot of thought to how we would like to design our school and would like to take you on a little tour. As in the picture with the front view, some points in the pictures can be clicked, which opens a pop-up window. This shows the calculated price for the specific object and gives your donation an example of what you are buying for the school with it. We would like to note already now that these drawings will not correspond to 100% reality. Our planning provides exactly this structure of the school, in the implementation, however, some things can change.
School from above
For the school we are planning a U-shape to protect the children from the outside world in the best possible way. The front entrance, shown in the picture below, is reached by a short staircase. From there, you pass the school office and the stairs to the second level and to the courtyard, which leads to the classrooms on the left and right. The school office provides space for both the secretary's office and a separate room for the principal. A large board allows the principal to make announcements to the students and educate them about hygiene standards. The corridor, which runs around the entire courtyard, is partially covered by the roof so that it is possible to get to the classrooms even when it rains. At the very back, on the left, are the toilets, with three cubicles each for girls and for boys. During break time, the children can romp and play in the courtyard.
In order to be more flexible in our growth we will build a second floor with more potential classrooms. As long as these are not necessary, we will rent out the rooms after school and use them for our own evening events. The lunch cafeteria will be located on the second floor in the back on the right. The children will be able to eat a hot and freshly cooked lunch there during their lunch break.
ClickIn Kenya, the school system foresees two preschool levels (PP1 and PP2) and eight school levels. We therefore plan to start with 10 classrooms, equipped with chairs and desks for 15 children each. Of course, the number of children is variable and may increase after the school starts. For this reason, the classroom has room for more children and we plan to have 5 spare chairs and tables per classroom. In addition to the tables and chairs, each classroom will need at least one blackboard, a large shelf, a teacher's desk, with lockable drawers, a coat rack and of course lamps, for an optimal learning environment. Posters with learning content should be attached to the walls and the shelves will be stocked with textbooks and trays. Each child will have a shelf where teachers can place corrected homework and children can set aside their learning material for the next day. Purchase prices for shelfs, books, pencils and so on, can be found by clicking on the shelf in the left picture.
ClickClickA short staircase leads to the sandbox, which is to be equipped with a swing and a slide. If more money can be raised, we would like to build more equipment for playing here. In the back of the courtyard there will be a high bed, which will also serve as a border of the school property. Here, the children will learn to grow vegetables in nature lessons, which will then be cooked and eaten in the school canteen.
In one hour, enough sunlight reaches the earth to power the world for an entire year. We decided to buy and install solar panels to take advantage of this abundance of sunlight. Unlike electricity generated using fossil fuels, solar energy does not release harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This sustainable carbon-free energy solution allows us to do our part to slow climate change and prevent further damage to the environment. We want to set a good example for the children as well as for other schools and educational institutions.
ClickKitchen and school canteen
Our students should receive a hot and freshly prepared lunch every school day. We want to make sure that the nutrition is balanced and that our purchases support the farmers in the area. Because in Kenya schools are not allowed to have a kitchen in the school building, we will have some locals cook for the kids. In the canteen children can eat their lunch together and fortify themselves for the further lessons.
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Since land prices around the Soweto slum have skyrocketed in the past few years, we have focused our efforts on finding land that is a 10-15 minute drive from the slum. Since we don't want small children to walk on crowded roads in the morning traffic and later on on their way home, we decided to buy a school bus. With this we can bring the children safely to school and back again.
For any offline donations please feel free to send the money to our bank account under the subject “Kenya”: