Education
Kakamega | Kenya

Arise and Shine Early Childhood Development Centre

Arise and Shine Early Childhood Development Centre - Kakamega - Kenya
In progress
Project Status
In progress

The Arise and Shine ECD program was started by a compassionate woman named Beatrice who, like many of our partners, saw a need and wanted to do something to address it. After retiring from her position as a school teacher, she noticed children in her community were not attending any ECD programs to prepare them for school, so she started a program for less fortunate children in her home.

Shortly after, Beatrice and her husband Alex decided to sell Beatrice's pension and use the funds to build a classroom for the children and took in 45 children between the ages of 2-6. Many of these children do not have parents but are cared for by a guardian/family member.

Thanks to donations from HFL teams the school is now expanded to four classrooms and a kitchen with a sturdy playground and clean latrines and wash house.

Beatrice continues to bring in children who are unable to afford the simple cost of uniform, stationery and lunch funds or who come from homes without care.

Latest update

Repairs during holidays

Arise and shine school is usually full of the sound of little ones learning and laughing, reciting and playing, but this week it has been full of the sounds of cement chipping shovels scraping and men talking as the little school gets some needed maintenance.

The contractor feels that the tables scraping around on the floor have damaged the finish and then nature takes its course and the damage just gets worse.  Oscar and his team will have the floors of two classrooms, the verandah outside the classes and the kitchen floor all refinished before students return. Then a quick investment in feet for the tables and hopefully the floors will last another decade.

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