Sabore's Well » A project to build wells for the Maasai people

Naretu Preschools

 

Currently Sabore’s Well is endeavoring to provide a decent and dignified early education opportunity to young children. The land of the Maasai people is sparsely populated and lacking in viable resources to help educate the community which has led to the founding of this project.  Sabore’s Well has the continuous desire to help others in the community who do not have the means themselves to provide a positive and lasting solution of their own.

MISSION:

To create a nurturing environment for the Maasai children though basic needs by creating an environment to empower the students and strengthen the community through social-economic endeavors which will in turn lead to a better quality of life.

VISION:

To establish a learning environment where 4, 5 and 6 year olds can gain the necessary skills to begin his or her quest for knowledge that has the potential to reduce or eradicate the challenges of poverty.

PROBLEM STATEMENT

In this century every nation is aiming to become knowledge based be they developed or developing countries. In Kenya today greater value is placed on education if someone wants to have an improved chance of getting good employment in the future. The budget that the Kenyan government commits to the education sector is small in comparison to the needs of the citizens across the country. According to the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, international trends show that the majority of low educational attainment is concentrated in the developing countries. Kenya is ranked among the poorest countries of the world and the report noted that there is a strong relationship between poverty and low levels of illiteracy (Education for Al Global Monitoring Report, 2006).

Despite the government offering free primary education you still find it offers substandard education in many of the government schools that do offer the free primary school education program. Class sizes tend to be too large sometimes even a high as 100 students per class. The interaction between students and teachers is minimal; affecting the quality of students produced.

The minimum requirement for a teaching job at nursery school level is a certificate. Primary school teachers are required to have a P1, P2 or P3 certificate. For teacher involved in teaching Early Education the standard requirement is a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.  However most government and private institutions employ teachers who have none of the above credentials because in some places Early Childhood Education is not well understood or considered to be important, as well as seen as to expensive to pay qualified teachers. Most qualified teachers either prefer to instruct in elite schools or in government schools where the pay is very good. This leaves the other schools for the low income or those that are located in rural areas having no option but to employ unqualified staff.

GOAL:

To provide a holistic, integrated and quality education that is affordable and accessible to prepare children to face the future with confidence.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. To provide affordable early childhood education to 60 children under six years in the first year.
  2. To provide quality early childhood education to 60 children under six years in the first year.
  3. To enroll 60 children under six years in the first year with early childhood education not far away from their villages.
  4. To provide a safe location to 60 children under six years where learning is creative yet challenging, exciting and enjoyable.

MONITORING & EVALUATION:

The project will be monitored and evaluated by means of monthly reporting, quarterly updates and annual statements reflecting the progress of the work plan and detailing the process of implementation.  Donors and/or funders are welcome to visit the project at anytime whether it be during the construction phase or when school is in session.

The monitoring and evaluation process will include the number of children in the school, their academic performance internally as well as an external comparison to other schools through regular exams completed and those done jointly with other schools.

 

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