About the project
Key laboratory equipment such as test tubes and microscopes were missing which caused under performance in the science related subjects. This lack meant that they were limited in learning as well as teaching of science practical lessons.
This was a cause for concern because during major exams like KCSE, the students were unable to use their own lab for practical exams.
Safaricom Foundation funded the purchase of assorted laboratory equipment for KES 700 000. These included test tubes, props, a fume chamber and microscopes. Tables and chairs were provided too.
The laboratory can be used by 40 to 50 students at the same time. This has increased access to practical lessons which should boost the learning of practical lessons.
The academic performance in sciences is expected to pick up following the access to instructional laboratory materials.