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School construction décembre 2018

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The year 2018 began under the good auspices of the Maïté Foundation which, through its grant, allowed us to implement the masonry construction work of the school.
Here are the first images of the worksite improvement in materials and those of foundation works.

 (Photograpy by John MUSYOKI - February 2018)

Approvisionnement du chantier
Pierres de taille
Approvisionnement du chantier
creusement des fondations
Construction des fondations
Construction des fondations

We have our school team and l thank all those who are helping us to make the difference in this community, Thank you for the continued support,

we need more colors that our team can shine in games they go far in games.

Thank you


Br John



You can see that the players have not yet socks or shoes. Perhaps an good idea for generous donors!

Henri RECH


This section describes the objectives set by St Bridget Self-Help Group as far as education is concerned. The challenges faced by the community are described in the following articles.

Look at Interview of Francis Kimende Musyoki answering questions about ST BRIDGET GROUP AND NURSERY SCHOOL

The mission of St Briget Self-Help Group is to find solutions to these problems and challenges, among which :

  • Lack of financing (more funds are needed to develop and extend school infrastructures);
  • Lack of school equipment and furniture;
  • Scattered housing environment (pupils have to walk long distances (2 to 10 km) to go to primary school);
  • Poverty and famine (most of Yenzuva sub-location inhabitants are farmers subjected to irregular rainfalls and harvests);
  • High number of orphans;
  • Lack of practice of English and Kiswahili, the official languages (only spoken at school).

Aware of these weaknesses and difficulties, the founder members of St Bridget Self-Help Group undertook in :

  • Build up school infrastructures close to families living far from Yenzuva Primaty School so as to increase school registration and attendance among young children;
  • Open a nursery school to enable young children to join school before primary education (the aim is to encourage children to learn and speak English as early as possible);
  • Set up a progressive school fees system that could give every child, including orphans, the chance to go to school;
  • Build up infrastructures (dining hall, dormitories, etc.) necessary to accommodate pupils on the compound;
  • Provide the pupils with three meals a day;
  • Provide pupils and teachers of the nursery school with computer facilities so that children can learn how to use a computer from the age of 4;
  • Set up a partnership with Yenzuva Secondary School to give secondary school students an access to computer facilities.

The Challenges of Education for All in Yenzuva

Tuesday 15 September 2009 by  Sophie RECH

Education as Priority : The Challenges of Education for All in Yenzuva

At the beginning of the 2000’s, a national program was launched by the Kenyan government to fight against illiteracy and promote primary and secondary education in rural areas. Since January 2003, primary education is free and compulsory, which has led to an increase in primary school registrations (by 25% between 2002 and 2003). But the Free Primary Education Program did not solve all the problems linked to education. The government and the population confront two major challenges:

  • late schooling (especially in rural areas, where few children go to school before the age of 6);
  • low registration rates in secondary schools.

For more than ten years, the community of Yenzuva has committed itself to addressing these two issues.

Give Every Child a Chance to Go to Nursery and Primary School

Community members are mostly concerned by late schooling and the quite low attendance in primary school, which has several causes and sometimes huge consequences on children’s future.

More than 800 pupils aged from 6 to 15 years are going to Yenzuva Primary School (YPS), which opened in the early 1980’s. But in this rural area mainly populated by farmers, many children living far from YPS don’t go to school, either because they are too young to walk long distances, or because their presence is needed at home for farm work.

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