Upon meeting with the community of Kaluza Village, CorpsAfrica Volunteer Caroline identified the need for a new school building. The existing building was inadequate and lacked supplies that encouraged learning and school attendance. The implementation of the Nursery School Renovation Project sought to increase school attendance and create a safer place for children and other groups to gather and learn. This project involved the full renovation of the existing school. A cement floor, iron sheets, and plastered walls were added to the structure. The walls were painted in bright colors with educational images to make the space more welcoming. Additionally, school supplies such as chairs, a blackboard, pencils, and notebooks were purchased to make learning more effective.
The Kamwankhuku Community Organisation took on the primary responsibility for this project by gathering building materials and overseeing the renovation efforts. It acted as a principal motivator for the project and served as a coordinator between construction efforts and volunteers. In order to establish a nursery school lunch program, members collected maize, soy beans, and money from the community which they will use to feed students. This engaged the whole community in the project and ensured everyone has a material investment in the project’s success. The Group is also responsible for sanitation and hygiene at the school. They created a schedule for cleaning the premises to make sure that the classroom and surrounding area is safe and clean for the children. To ensure sustainability of the project, each child will pay school fees of K1000 per term. The money will be used for maintenance, the creation of a school lunch program, and fees for the volunteer teachers. Others who wish to use the building will pay K500 a day, and organizations with monthly meetings will pay K1000 a month. These funds will also go to maintenance and the re-supply of school materials.
In order to establish a nursery school lunch program, members of the Kamwankhuku Community Organisation collected maize, soy beans, and money from the community which is used to feed students.
An existing school building was renovated with a cement floor, iron sheets, and plastered walls. The community also provided school supplies, such as chairs, a blackboard, pencils, and notebooks.