Kangagetei is situated in Turkana county and is home to approximately 800 people. The main economic activities in the area are; pastoralism, charcoal burning and brooms making.The major challenges in the community include; early marriages, school dropout, high rate of illiteracy, low socio-economic background and droughts.
The Kangagetei School started under the influence of the church through CMF International with missionaries Keith and Kathy Ham. When Keith saw that there was a high number of kids looking after domestic animals, he, together with the community members, mobilized the kids to go to school and there were new classes built. The school grew to be a big public (government) school up to grade 8.
In September 2015, MOHI partnered with the Kenyan government to enhance the educational programs of this school. MOHI assists with facilitating child sponsorship, providing input on teacher hiring and training, identifying and securing additional resources (like books and student desks), and implementing more comprehensive feeding programs.
The school changed the community when the first 16 grade 8 students passed their exams (K.C.P.E) and all joined high school. With the help of MOHI’s sponsorships they could afford school fees and other requirements. The community realizes that education is the future for their kids.
Founded February 2003
Initial # of Students: 50
Current Students: 270
Grades: Pre-Primary – Grade 8
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