Murindati Primary School

Date started: November 2005

Date completed: September 2008

Cost of project: £75,000

Size of school: Double stream school built for 640 pupils

One liner: It is built on the floor of the Great Rift Valley in a very dry area of Kenya. The Headteacher has never, in his eight years as head, ever seen the crops harvested before they shrivel in the sun.

Pictures:Old building

Part of the old school, now demolished.

New building

Handover ceremony with part of new school in the background.

Current Status: The beautiful new school is now occupied.

More info: Thanks to a good friend of Kariandusi School Trust we have stocked the library with a great many books.The handover ceremony was a splendid affair. The local MP was the Guest of Honour and many other local dignitaries attended. The programme started with well rehearsed entertainment provided by the children followed by speeches, presentations and the formal cutting of the tape to signify the opening of the new school. All this was topped by a feast that included meat.

The children continue to be badly undernourished so KST has decided to build a kitchen and to provide a jiko (a fuel efficient wood burning cooker). The monies for these were raised by performances by the choir with whom Sheila Ravenscroft sings, and the KST ball. The parents have undertaken to provide the food and to cook lunches during term times.