Education Project/Pre-Primary School
Contact Consolata or Pascal at: phone +254726924780 PO Box 5618
Maweni Village is a small community of 400 on the southern coast of Kenya. One of the most economically deprived villages along the coast, Maweni has many families who cannot afford the fees required for attendance at nearby schools. With such limited opportunities, the affects on children's education is substantial.
To reverse this situation, a temporary nursery school was established in January 2000. However, with restricted resources, the teachers could not be paid, and a permanent building were not affordable.
After discussing the needs of the village with the villagers, we decided to build a center that would benefit the entire community. Through generosity of individuals, land was purchased in 2006 and permanent buildings are under construction.
Currently, we have a nursery and kindergarten classes, including a free lunch program, as well as adult education courses in the evenings.
We are working to insure a lasting future for the children of Maweni Village by creating a safe, healthy and clean environment to support learning. Our goal is to encourage the love of learning.
Our Current Construction Projects: January 2007
Constructing 2 New Classrooms for Kindergarten and Nursery
Constructing a Dining Hall/ Community Center
Constructing a Kitchen for Lunch Program
Constructing 2 Latrines
Constructing a Well
The Amani Center- The Amani Center is a compound which houses a kindergarten and nursery school and assists adult education courses. Soon it will include a dining hall, community center, kitchen and community library.
Literacy classes are taught in English and Swahili. English as a Second Language classes are taught for those wishing to improve their English for tourist-related work opportunities. Business and computer classes will be available in the future.
Amani Nursery and Kindergarten have been in operation since 2000. These classes are taught by local teachers and follow the Kenyan Standard Education Curriculum.
In addition to the nursery and kindergarten classes, there are several primary and secondary schools within walking distance of Maweni village. Scholarships are available for the children of Maweni whose parents cannot afford to send their children to school.
Several hundred books have been donated to the project. With these, we plan to open a library for the entire village. Books are in English and Swahili.
Various projects require the assistance of volunteers. Volunteers have helped build new classrooms and teach in schools. Volunteers have the opportunity to learn about local village life in Africa while helping to build a global community. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us.
Sponsor a Child- For 100Euro/150USD you can pay for an entire year of education. This includes school fees, books, lunch, uniform and teacher education.
Contribute to the Building Fund- We have continual building projects such as classrooms, desks, shelves, library, latrines, well, and play structure.
General School Fund-Contributions to this fund will give teacher training, buy new class supplies, improve learning materials, provide medical and first aid or sponsor special activities such as art workshops or children's outings.
This project is managed by local supporters at the grassroots level, and residents of Maweni Village. The project is working towards sustainability, but looks to international contributors for guidance and support to enable its growth.
If you would like to help, please contact us. Your support is most appreciated.
Amani Pre-Primary School/ Maweni Village
Diani Beach/ Kenya, Africa
Contact Consolata or Pascal at: phone +254726924780
PO Box 5618