About the project
Mentally challenged pupils required resources at Gachoka Primary School to equip them with skills for the future.
Thanks to a KShs 5,995,000 grant from the Foundation, the pupils will now be able to learn trades and technical skills at the Gatundu Rehabilitation Centre. The Centre, which boasts an administration block, technical workshop, sanitation blocks and a cow shed, will teach tailoring, embroidery, carpentry, masonry, dairy farming, weaving and other technical skills.
Mentally challenged pupils at the Gachoka Primary School in Thika District face a brighter future now that they will be taught vocational, income-generating skills once they finish their basic schooling. The new Centre will, initially, serve the 12 mentally challenged pupils currently studying in Gachoka Primary School, but the plan is to extend the service to mentally challenged pupils throughout the Thika District. “Proceeds from the work carried out by trainees at the Centre will be used to sustain the project and support the welfare of the learners and, by extension, their families,”explains John Waweru Mutundu from the Gatundu Education Assessment Resource Centre (EARC).