This project is dedicated to building new bathrooms, as well as updating the aesthetics of the Bethel Academy school by painting walls and roof – providing much needed renovations for the 190 learners at the school.
We are currently fundraising for a bathroom for all the children at Bethel Academy, as well as for aesthetically uplifting the school’s appearance with a coat of paint to make the school a more attractive and engaging place of learning. This project will significantly impact the children, with increased learning and playtime, uninterrupted by queuing to use the limited bathrooms.
There will be an increase in sanitation and hygiene which seeks to increase basic human dignity, access and to the contrary, de-crease absenteeism.
Long Term Impact:
These renovations will also help the school meet the required standards by Ministry of Education to provide improved sanitation and efficiency.
The African Impact Foundation projects in Kenya are based in the Limuru District of Kiambu County in the Central Province of Kenya. The majority of the population in the Central Province are Kikuyu – the largest ethnic group in Kenya. However, due to its close proximity to the capital city, Nairobi, the Limuru area is quickly becoming a cosmopolitan area. Other communities (Luhya, Luo, Kamba, Maasai, Kisii) have settled in Kiambu County as a result of rural-urban migration in pursuit of employment and other economic opportunities.
Bethel Academy is a community school in Limuru, Kenya where there is a massive lack of resources and funds for the school and the students’ learning.
- 2018: We identified the lack of toilets and poor hygiene at the school as over 100 students were using two small, unhygienic toilets. Therefore, sufficient funds were raised to build new, clean, wheelchair friendly, accessible toilets for students. Additionally, classroom refurbishments took place in order to make the classrooms safer and a better learning environment for young students. We completed this project in 2018 and will continuously check in to see the improvement of hygiene and learning environments at Bethel.