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     Miche Bora Primary School
               
                                         We are moving on
Miche Bora Primary School (the school of MSP) is providing excellent education for equal numbers of poor boys and girls in classes of 25. Our children are healthy thanks to a feeding programme paid for by the Herrod Foundation and our clinic. They are achieving well ahead of national expectations especially in English. We have  committed, qualified teachers, excellent resources and carefully selected European volunteers.  As a result there is low absenteeism and a long waiting list.

One problem.
Mustard Seed Project urgently needs funds to build and resource its own school. We currently rent the building (above) and have almost completed the ground floor of the one below.



When completed the new building will house over 300 children aged 3-14 in 11 classes of 25-30. Our new building also houses a small clinic for our children and their families. The sports hall will be available to the community in the evening.

We have completed Phase 1 and phase 2 of this building which is a four classroom block with three toilets, the offices, clinic, staffroom and another classroom. There is a septic tank and soak-away paid for by Rotary. The toilet block will be completed soon. This section will eventually house our youngest children but is currently being used for our eldest five classes.



Click here to see construction of the now completed Phase 1. The new building was funded but Marr Munning Charitable Trust, British and Foreign School Society, Allen and Nesta Fergusson and a private donor plus donations from many other people.

Building a school will help to ensure sustainability of the project. Without rent the monthly outgoings will be significantly reduced. We have a bore hole and when completed will have solar panels removing our water and electicity costs. This is not a project just for the present but one which will change the lives of thousands of children in the future.
 
 
Primary education in Kenya is free but there are conditions. We have made our school affordable for all and this means that for some children we provide uniform and all other resources. Others pay around £8 per month.
Many of our children come to school hungry. Our feeding programme starts with porridge mid-morning and a balanced midday meal. MSP provides nothing for  free (except to the most needy) but those who do pay in full are probably contributing around 25% of what it costs the charity.
 

In September 2011 we opened a Nursery Class thanks to a donation from the British and Foreign Schools Society which has enabled us to buy the necessary resources.The nursery has a small classroom within the school but also outdoor space under a canopy to allow greater freedom.

          
 

In January 2018, at the start of the new school year we shall have 275 children in eleven classes. We have grown the school slowly in order to maintain standards and it has been well worth it. In the last school exams all but seven of our children exceeded government expectations. Most of these did so magnificently.

 
Outside Phase One with Sonal who climbed Kilimanjaro for Mustard Seed
 
Some children working collaboratively inside Phase One
 
    
 
The now completed Phase two under construction
 
The almost complete ground floor
 
Cess pit and soak away donated by Rotary
 
Updated August 2017
 
   
 
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50p per day will provide all educational costs and porridge for a needy child

 

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A gift of £3 will buy 10 bricks to help build Miche Bora Primary School

 

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£320 could enable a young person to acquire skills for work

 

The Mustard Seed Project (Kenya), UK Registered Charity No. 1127935,
Company Limited by Guarantee No. 6778042 and registered as a Charitable Trust in Kenya.