Project Description

School Infrastructure

There is overwhelming need for additional classrooms and other infrastructure such as labs, libraries, dormitories, etc. at schools across East Africa. In many schools, lack of infrastructure causes class sizes to reach 75-100 students per teacher in rooms that are small, badly ventilated, and often unsafe. With such limited capacity, it is especially difficult for schools to offer needed services such as tutoring or extra-curricular skills for their students.

Global Partners responds to the infrastructure and educational development needs of primary and secondary schools in poor, rural areas across East Africa. Examples of completed infrastructure projects include the construction of dormitories, teacher housing, classrooms, laboratories, and water systems as well as assistance with purchasing school supplies and equipment.

Recent Projects 2017-2018

Obisa Primary School

Kenya

Due to a previous Vineyards to Villages grant for a borehole at this school, the community was able to construct a new classroom for students with special needs and renovate three classrooms using the newly available water to make bricks.

Oduwo Primary School

Kenya

At Oduwo Primary School, classrooms were structurally unsound and posed a danger to its 525 students. The project represented a complete overhaul of the current infrastructure with six new classrooms replacing the dilapidated ones, completion of two partially constructed classrooms built by the community, and installation of electricity.

Nkongola Nursery School

Uganda

This project funded the construction of a nursery school in eastern Uganda serving 170 households through a partnership with SPARK MicroGrants.

Otondo Primary School

Kenya

Otondo Primary School project renovated nine classrooms and constructed a building for early childhood development classes. Their existing borehole was also renovated and a community kiosk was constructed in order to provide water to the community and make the project sustainable for the school.

Sigoti Primary School

Kenya

At Sigoti Primary School, many of the students met because their classroom was uninhabitable following a recent storm. The current classrooms were built in 2005 by the community out of materials from other condemned classrooms. The school serves 305 students and the area has a population of approximately 6,500 people. Despite these challenges, the school has ranked among the top three schools in the sub-county in the last few years. The latrines dug by the community were in bad condition and full, and they have collapsed frequently in the past. Through a partnership with GPFD, four classrooms were renovated, five classrooms were constructed, and new sanitation facilities were built.

Village Health Works Teachers College

Burundi

GPFD funded a portion of a new teachers college in rural Burundi through Village Health Works. The goal of this college is to provide high-quality education to future teachers who will then improve the quality of education in local public schools for children in rural Burundi.