Alara Primary School -August 2009

The total cost of the new eight roomed primary school and the administration block was 80,000. This was a very major project which took eighteen months to complete. 10,000 came from donations, with the remainder being funded from Rod Neep's retirement fund.

The school caters for 500 children between seven and fifteen years of age. In Kenya, the primary schools are owned by the local community, and the government pays for the education, teachers and administration. The new school replaces one built of mud, in 1939.

There is still some work to be finished, including electricity supply, lighting and power points, and surfacing of the assembly area. The school also needs resources such as books, etc.

Left: The administration block, with the staff room, store room and three offices.
(The old school buildings can be seen in the background)

Below: Rod and Gay Neep at the official opening in August 2009

A very special moment. The children have just moved their desks and chairs into place, and sit and discuss their new school.

Below: the Special Educational Needs block

Still needed:
  • Electrical wiring, power points and lights
  • Surfacing of the assembly area in the quadrangle
  • Toilets for the children in the Special Educational Needs Block
  • Books and resources

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Rod & Gay Neep
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