When children are educated, they are armed with the courage and self-confidence to better themselves and their families, their communities and the next generation. When you break down the barriers to education, you help break the cycle of poverty.
Unfortunately, there are significant systemic challenges hindering educational outcomes, including child labour, extreme poverty, early marriage and gender inequality.
These factors have resulted in illiteracy rates of six percent and nine percent among youth in the Chemagel community of Kenya, Africa. Chemagel Primary School currently serves only pre-school and grades one and two, meaning students cannot attain full primary education in this community, which is up to grade eight.
Currently, all three pre-school classes are using the same schoolroom for their classes, as are the grades one and two classes - often holding lessons at the same time, making attentiveness a challenge for young students. We will work to support education in Chemagel by investing in extensive educational programming, as well as funding the construction of high-quality school rooms.
These resources, through Adopt a Village, will help to bolster academic performance and encourage students to remain engaged in their schooling.
2018 Year in Review
The Kipsigis community of Chemagel is located close to the town of Mulot in Narok County, Kenya. It is currently home to 1,350 residents, including over 750 children under the age of 18. The community itself is located in a largely flat area with some gentle slopes, and most of the land is used for agriculture. Although community members display exceptional levels of participation and enthusiasm, social and economic progress remain unrealized in Chemagel due to a lack of educational infrastructure, an acute lack of clean water and health care, and numerous agricultural challenges which have stifled productivity and growth.
Existing Classrooms in Chemagel
The current school block, which contains two classrooms, was constructed by the local government, and allows students to attend primary school only up to grade two.
Existing Latrines in Chemagel
A student toilet at the primary school, which is not of adequate construction and does not provide an ideal sanitary environment for the students.
ADOPT A VILLAGE
In partnership with Chemagel and the local government, holistic and sustainable international development programming will be implemented to empower community members with the resources and knowledge to break the cycle of poverty.
Adopt a Village empowers change with resources that create sustainable impact. It’s not a handout or a single solution, but a combination of key interventions that empower a community to help themselves.
Adopt a Village provides a platform to support, teach and empower people through 5 pillars:
The goal is to fund the training and tools communities need to thrive for generations and take ownership of the projects Adopt a Village has implemented.
Your "Global" donation will go to help support and implement the Adopt a Village model into our community in Chemagel.
I dream of becoming a teacher and being at this school has helped me a lot.
Thanks to the counsellors at Oleleshwa and my excellent facilitators, I have learned to always believe in myself and to remain positive.
Now that I am graduating with such a great education, I can now confidently say that all my dreams will surely come true.