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Free education for children in rural Kenya
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A unique school in rural Kenya

Our school is located in Dzunguni village, outside Kilifi town -  2 hours north of Mombasa.

 

Thanks to creative and generous individuals, we have built a unique school which is farm based on sustainable design were we catch and store rainwater, use solar power for our energy needs and compost our waste.

In short

Eco Moyo Education Centre is a Norwegian/Kenyan charity project.

 

By engaging an international network of friends, family, volunteers and donors, we are building a school in rural Kenya, offering free primary education to children from Dzunguni village .

Eco Moyo means

Eco is short for Ecology (the scientific study of interactions among organisms and their environment).

 

Moyo means heart in Swahili.

The name Eco Moyo therefore, refers to showing love for our environment.

Vision

- Increase the quality of life for underprivileged children

Mission

 - Provide free, primary education for all children in Nzunguni village

Eco Moyo consists of:

 

1. Norwegian Charity Foundation

2. Kenyan CBO

(community based organization)

3. Kenyan Primary School

Account Number: 1503 4088 508

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Søk: Eco Moyo Education Centre

Vipps nr:  10968

"Pretty much every visitor is shocked by how secluded we are in the bush. All of a sudden, these incredible buildings appear, with bright colors and modern design. Kids playing, surrounded by lush trees and the sound of birds. No traffic or noise. People are  just blown away. And with reason. It´s a magical place."

 

- Founder Lindsay Sanner

Free education for the local community

Eco Moyo Education Centre is a private primary school, located 2 hours north of Mombasa, in a rural area called Ezamoyo.

 

We follow the national curriculum and are registered with the Kenyan Private School Association.  Our teachers are certified by national standards and registered with The Teachers Service Commission.

- Nutritious porridge for breakfast

- Uniforms and PE Kits

- Textbooks and all school material needed

 

 

 

 

The parents contribute with volunteering one day each month with various chores that need doing around the school premises.

Objectives

Provide nutritious meals for students and staff members.

Maintain manageable class sizes.

(max 30 students per teacher)

Engage the learners in creative work and encourage development of practical skills.

 

Offer extra curricular activities that focus on taking care of the environment.

Introduce computer classes for all students.

Help each student realize their potential in a safe and caring environment.

Inspire our students to become independent thinkers and responsible team players.

Education in Kenya

Since 2003, education in public schools has been free. However, many cannot afford to buy uniforms and pay for exams. Often children need to help their parents make a living. 

 

Even for those who are able to attend school, the quality of public education is so poor and they do not perform well on their final exams. A large number of students therefore do not continue to secondary school and are  left idle at home. However, times are changing..

Kenya is finally reforming its education system for the first time in 32 years. The current system is highly academic and examination-oriented and essentially is failing to produce school-leavers who are ready for the world of work.

 

The new curriculum will try to develop vocational and technical skills in a bid to meet Kenya’s demand for skilled labor and its push for greater industrialization.

More practical learning and less exams are what hopefully awaits us now that the new plan is being tested around the country. Teachers will need additional training and learning materials will change.