Construction Report - August 2014



Building a New Future For Vulnerable Children 

With a vision for future sustainability, in late 2010 KCC started a long-term project to buy land and construct a comprehensive facility, including a primary school with dormitories, staff housing, multi-hall and kitchen.

To raise funds for the land we started by recording a simple video to highlight our aims and ambitions and posted it online. Thanks to two main fundraising events in Canada and Australia by previous volunteers, we reached our target.

We bought one acre of land and prepared for construction. The land is in a different location than the KCC informal settlement, but on the outskirts of another larger community in Naivasha called Karagite. This area also has a number of poverty issues, including too few primary schools for the number of children living in the area.


By mid-2011 the architectural plans for this plot of land were completed and the process of approvals commenced. The plans include a two-level eight class primary school, dormitories, staff housing, a multi-purpose hall, kitchen, borehole, toilets and more. Below is a snippet of the approved plans.


Get Involved

We are currently seeking investors who see the value of fighting poverty through education and who would like to contribute to this project. We are also looking for fundraisers, individual donors, trusts, NGOs and organisations from all around the world to partner with KCC to make financial contributions to facilitate the construction of the school and other buildings. For more information please get in touch.



Progress To Date: Construction Starts

In January 2012 there was a horrific fire tragedy in the KCC informal settlement. It left 3,000 people homeless and drew national media attention. This event caused us to accelerate our building plans.

The fundraising campaign kicked off in late January. Funds began coming in through as well as fundraising events beginning in the UK, Australia and many other countries.

With initial funds raised the project commenced with the start of a perimeter stone security wall.


 Stone Security Perimeter Wall



Matron House, Boys & Girls Toilet Block & Wash Rooms 

In 2012 further fundraising took place, including events run by schools in Thailand, Canada, UK and the USA, as well as donations from individuals, families, friends and volunteers. As a result, by September 2012 we were able to start the construction of the toilet and washroom block, a 10,000 litre water tank, and the matron house. These were completed by November 2012.