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Project information

Classrooms for Kenyan primary schools

A programme to build and upgrade classrooms across seven primary schools in rural Kenya and help these schools deliver an education worth having to more than 2,500 disadvantaged children.

Up to 2 years

Charity information: African Promise

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  • Need


    Despite our work over the last 10 years, class numbers remain high and classrooms overcrowded in a small number of our partner schools. Additional classrooms are needed in order to accommodate growing enrolments, whilst upgrades are needed to other classrooms to ensure they offer a safe, bright and spacious learning environment.


    We aim to build or upgrade up to 20 classrooms over the 2 years or so. In doing so, we will help to reduce class numbers to an average of 30 and maximum of 40 pupils per classroom.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To reduce average class sizes to 30 pupils per class.


    » Build 7 additional classrooms

    What success will look like

    Success will be the elimination of any class with more than 40 pupils

    Aim 2

    To create conducive learning environments


    » Upgrade 12 existing classrooms to make them safer, brighter and cleaner.

    What success will look like

    Success will be ensuring that all classrooms are bright, cool and water-tight, and that they all have ceilings and glazed windows.

  • Impact


    The ultimate long-term objective of our work, including the funding of extra teachers, is to provide our partner schools with the capacity to deliver an education worth having and to improve the future prospects for the children they serve.


    If school enrolments continue to rise to the extent that, even with these additional classrooms, average class sizes remain above our target. We work closely with schools to make sure that school rolls are managed as much as possible whilst ensuring that no child is denied access to an education and we will continue to build additional classrooms wherever they are needed.


    Updates on our classroom building and upgrade programme will be posted on our social media channels and in our regular e-newsletter.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £95,336

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      Amount Heading Description
      £39,049 New classrooms Construction of seven additional classrooms
      £56,287 Classroom upgrades Reconstruction or renovation of twelve existing classrooms
  • Background


    Our work is located in the isolated and impoverished region of Kasigau in rural south-east Kenya. Our partner schools are located in village communities where the large majority of households live a subsistence existence, and as a result many children come from hugely disadvantaged and impoverished backgrounds.


    This project will benefit the more than 2,500 children that attend our partner schools now, and many hundreds more that the schools will serve for many years to come.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have almost 10 years experience operating in the field. As a result we have established an extensive knowledge and understanding of the community in which we work. Furthermore, we have built close working relationships with our partner schools and local stakeholders, and have earned a reputation for successfully implementing a range of projects and programme that deliver tangible change and development.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Charles Coldman

    Charles, our Director, is responsible for securing funds for this programme and for strategic decision making in relation to its implementation.

    Denis Mwanyiro

    Denis, our Project Manager, will oversee the implementation of the various individual construction projects that make up this programme.