The Kenyan Child Foundation is a fully registered Irish charity providing free quality education to over 250 students in a remote area of Kenya. We believe that all children's development should be encouraged, regardless of where they live in the world.
Following a visit to Makueni County, Kenya in Summer 2014, we decided to establish our foundation. Over the past four years, the Kenyan Child Foundation has constructed a 12 classroom primary school called St Patrick’s Primary School, that is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science in Kenya. The school is located in Kawese, a small townland 120 kilometres south of Nairobi, just off the Mombasa highway. In addition, we have brought a breakfast club, nutrition programme and gender equality initiative to the locality, by providing meals for the pupils and bicycles for girls to attend school.
St Patrick’s Primary School, Kawese is twinned with St Patrick’s Boys National School, Hollypark, with whom we are very proud to share names. Through this partnership of fundraising and collaboration, we have enjoyed building relationships between the students in Ireland and Kenya. In 2018, eight teachers from Hollypark travelled to Kawese, to visit the school and teach in partnership with the staff and students at St Patrick’s.”
During lockdown, boys from across the school put on a remarkable live talent show via Zoom.
Here are some highlights.