Mogonjet School

Project Overview

Hand in Hand has supported Mogonjet School through Grace Foundation International since 2004, the school has been serving the community providing quality education for 770 children from pre-priamry to secondary in rural western Kenya. Mogonjet is around 40km south of Kericho.

Project Facts
Location Mogonjet, Kenya (250 miles north west of Nairobi)
Project Theme Child Welfare and Education
Chairman Rev Jospeh Ronoh
Number of Pre-Primary Staff 3
Number of Primary Staff 12
Number of Secondary Staff 10
Number of Pre-Primary Children 60
Number of Primary Children 540
Number of Secondary Children 170
Number of Girls 50%
Number of Boys 50%
Age Range 3 to 18
Facilities Pre-primary, primary and secondary classrooms, science laboratory, staffrooms, staff houses, clinic, tailoring workshop, mains water, mains electricity, very rural setting.
 Project Website  www.gfiaid.net
 Current Needs
  1. £15.00 = pre-primary school place for one year!
  2. £20.00 = provides a uniform, books and pencils for 1 of the 600 children at the primary school.
  3. £40.00 = provides essentials for a youngster to attend secondary school in Mogonjet
Project Gallery Additional Information

The school was originally built around 1960 when it was just mud buildings and iron sheets. Hand in Hand has assisted in the construction of 5 secondary school classrooms, 2 pre-primary school classrooms, a community clinic and tailoring workshop. We have also funded the refurbishment of 10 primary school classrooms. During this time the local community have built teachers houses and toilet bock. Also had electricity connected and have provided most of the labour for construction projects. All this has resulted in the schools ability to cater for nearly 800 children from the local area.

Hand in Hand has linked a Chelmsford secondary school, King Edward VI Grammar School (KEGS) with Mogonjet and facilitates the communication between them, which has involved yearly trips to the project. KEGS have significantly contributed to the school with the initial involvement of funding the building of a science block. We have seen the development of the school over the years with the local government also contributing to the school's development. 

During the last 5 years Hand in Hand have sponsored over 40 students from the secondary school leavers into vocational training at NTI, Centre of Hope.

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