Hakuna Matata School

  • Where: KILIFI, KENYA
  • For whom: 39 CHILDREN
  • What you can do: 90€ EVERY SIX MONTHS

Title of the project

Hakuna Matata

Place of the action

Kilifi, Orphanage “Mwangaza”

Description of the context

In Kilifi, a city located halfway between Mombasa and Malindi, in the Kiwandani region, there is the orphanage “Mwangaza” that, since 2011, accommodates 39 children aged between 4 and 18 years.

The project

The project provides financial support to a child hosted at Mwangaza orphanage for his/her education. The school year is divided into three periods: from January to April, from May until August, and from September to November. In December, the children are on holiday. At the end of each period, each child receives an evaluation for the subjects studied, so you can follow directly his/her learning. The school is located about 2 km from the property and engages children in the morning and in the afternoon. Classes begin at 7 am: for lunch pupils come home to eat, then they go back to school.

The financial support includes the costs incurred in the Kindergarten (salaries of teachers, purchase of school materials) and in the Primary School (enrolment, examinations, materials, books, uniforms, shoes , coats for the rain). With 15 euro per month, you are able to support all the necessary school expenses. Each adopting family will be assigned a boy or a girl and will received detailed information on the child and on his/her learning developments.

Achieved results

Over the time, children improved their ability to learn and to socialize. They seem much more calm and serene, and they are aware now of the privilege of being able to study since most of their peers cannot. Recently, older children pointed out that they love reading: therefore, we are considering designing a project for setting up a library with national and international books.