Napusimoru is home to approximately 1,000 people whose main economic activities are basketry, trading of goats, camels. The major religion in the community is Christianity. Some of the challenges in the community include; unemployment, lack of water, drug addiction, illiteracy, teenage pregnancies and school drop outs due to cultural influences.
Napusimoru is a public (government) school currently educating more than 300 students. 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 center continues to grow steadily and in addition to education, the center social workers reaches out to the community to empower them on the effects of drug abuse and encourages them to involve themselves in small businesses.
During the center’s existence the community has experienced remarkable improvement in hygiene, sanitation and reading culture. Through skills training and microfinance loans, we also empower the parents to our students and other community members who have minimal job opportunities and struggle to support their families. We are excited to share MOHI’s model of empowerment and holistic transformation—physical, social, emotional, and spiritual—with the children, parents, and others in these marginalized villages. Community members are continually developing positive attitude towards education. As for now, the school has permanent structures an indicator of increased growth.
Initial # of Students: 120
Current Students: 337
Grades: Pre-Primary – Grade 8
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