Providing Technical Education to Kenya's 'Lost' Youth
Rafiki Ya Maisha is collecting funds to construct a Polytechnic School in rural Kenya, which will equip unschooled teenagers - especially girls - with professionnal skills in areas such as carpentry, hairdressing, mechanics, information technology and baking.
The construction of this environmentally-friendly Polytechnic School has been endorsed by the Kenyan government and local population. The organization's long-term vision is for the School to become a landmark school in the region and enable young adults to provide for their families at large and improve the community. Ultimately, the model of the Polytechnic will set a precedent and be replicated in other regions throughout Kenya, thus contributing to decreasing strife, conflict and poverty in the region.
$5 will contribute to making 30 bricks for the school. The construction of the Polytechnic School is based on a green approach. The organization purchased a brick-making machine to help reduce the costs of the construction, allowing the builders of the school to make their own bricks with the use of local soil, water, and a small quantities of cement.
The project can be visited throughout the year from 10am to 4pm. The campus (in construction) is located on a 5 acre plot. It takes about 20 minutes from the town of Eldoret. If you are interested in arranging a visit, please contact Claire at +33 6 09 16 51 29, or at [email protected].
What To Bring
Please feel free to bring notebooks, pens and pencils, and any functional technical piece of equipment or literature that may be of use to students taking courses in information technology, carpentry, baking, hairdressing and mechanics.
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