The small primary school of Lenkobei has 81 students, currently pre-schoolers, 1st & 2nd graders from the Shompole Maasai community. The school has not attained government registration, and the teachers’ meagre salaries are covered through term fees paid by the parents. Education is free in Kenya but only when the school has been registered. The closest registered school is 20 km away and therefore out of reach of all these children.
In school holidays the teachers also take classes here teaching the Maasai parents to read & write, currently there are around 20 adults taking these classes.
In the last few years we have rebuilt broken desks, renewing the chalk boards, redone floors, installed a solar system for lights and charging of phones and tablets. We have also installed guttering for rain water collection with about 10000 litres in 3 water tanks and other small improvements such building shelves & tables, as well as providing text books, learning materials.
Every month we supply food for the all the 80 children and teachers lunches. We believe that learning is better on a full stomach.
While staying at Loisiijo Lodge, Herve Kern & his family visited Lenkobei Primary School and made this short video.