Kenya: Primary School Where pupils and their Teachers Sit on stones

Teachers and learners sit on stones during teaching at Kaperop Primary school in Kenya to face challenges in their quest for education.  

The school, which was started four years ago, has no single structure and lacks basic facilities like classrooms, pit latrines, and even water let alone chairs and desks.

The pupils were being taught in classrooms that had roof and walls made of sticks. They sit under strees on stones to pursue their education.  According to the school headmaster, Joseph Namuya, when it rains the school is forced to shut down completely and the children are sent back home.

Nonetheless, the headteacher is grateful to the parents who he says have really struggled to help set up the skeleton structures.  

He also revealed that he is motivated by the children’s thirst for education, who despite the hardships, make sure that they show up for school every single day.

Furthermore, he expressed concern with the pupil’s attendance, which he noted was affected due to the insecurity in the area. He, however, hoped that the situation would improve and that the kids would return to school.

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