About the project
The school wished to have the pupils living with disabilities to board in school but the caregivers could not afford to fundraise for the purchase of beds and mattresses. The learners had challenges getting to school every day due to the rains that fell occasionally and the rough terrain in the area. Additionally, the students resided kilometers away from school which meant they either had to use motorbikes or walk to school. This was not safe for them considering they were at risk of abuse and harassment.
Safaricom Foundation, through the National Fund for Disabled Persons of Kenya (NFDK), handed over 40 double decker beds, 80 mattresses, 80 sets of bedding and 10 sets of curtains for the dormitory worth KES 1,006,600.
The new developments have enabled all students to board in school. This has resulted to the reduction in the rate of absenteeism and improved the safety and security of the students as they are in school full time.