Olturot (meaning rocky land) is in Marsabit, Northeastern Kenya. The region lies at the foot of Mount Kulal (‘place of rest’). It’s a home to approximately 300 households.
Their main economic activity is cattle herding, buying and selling goat meat, and small-scale business. In this community, the major religions are Islam, Christianity, and African indigenous religions (e.g. worship of multiple deities, use of magic, etc.). Approximately 92% of residents are impoverished, and only approximately 26% can read and write.*
Major challenges in this community include; unemployment, bandit attacks, tribal crashes, alcoholism, illiteracy, teenage pregnancies, female genital mutilation and school dropout (especially for girls who are married off at tender age).
Despite these challenges, the center started on a high note and great transformation is expected in the Olturot community.
Founded May 2018
Initial # of Students: 68
Current Students: 101
Grades: Pre-Primary – Grade 1
Sponsor from Olturot