Strive for Excellence supports education in Irovo, Kakamega County, Kenya.
Our principal project is to develop Shalom Academy, the ECD/Primary school we built in January 2017 – that means more classrooms, more teachers and more educated children.
2015 – 2017
- Brought educational and sports/games supplies
- Purchased an acre of land in the village
- Fenced the property and cleared old tree stumps
- Brought more educational supplies
- 1st stage build: (4 classrooms)
- 2nd stage: 5th classroom and kitchen, completed long-drop latrines, built desks and benches
Increased registration to 106 pupils
Laid concrete floors in all 8 classrooms
Laid concrete connecting paths
- School director Vitalis began teaching diploma
Send two staff for teacher training
- Supported staff financially during covid pandemic
- Increased registration to 60 children
- Installed water harvesting system
- Built 2 wash stations
- Painted building in school colours
- Built secure supply cabinet
- Levelled floors
- Cleared land
- Planted trees and hedges
- Brought significant employment to village people
- Provided year-round motorcycle transport
- Raise registration to 150 pupils
- Increase staff to 7 teachers (plus security and cook)
- Buy more land for expansion as registration grows
- Plan & begin modular build of mud brick school
- Purchase text books for every subject at every grade in a ratio 2:1
- Repaint the entire school
Increased registration to 80
Built 3 more classrooms
Built staff room + resource room
Provided uniforms and school badges to all children
- Vitalis Tivis gained certificate in ECD primary education
Funded 2 teacher training places at college
- Hired caretaker
- Planted fruit trees and vegetables for lunches + breakfast
- Raised football goal posts
- WORK PLANNED FOR 2022 COSTED IN £££
- Build roadway on Education Way 1500
- Build sun shade in playground 1000
- Kitchen repair 300
- Lay mains water pipes 1000
- Exterior painting 500
- Renew signwriting 80
- New benches 200
HOW CAN YOU HELP US?
You can help by donating good quality text books and stationery, uniforms and satchels – what do you have?
Cash donations are needed to develop infrastructure and pay our teachers.
Click on the button for a list of items the children need, and how your money can directly help the children of Irovo.
Strive for Excellence is run by a small, dedicated team of five trustees. We accept no payment of any kind and take no remuneration for expenses or travel.