Monthly Membership Contribution
Become part of the Olchorro Olepo family, by giving a monthly contribution. Committed monthly sponsorships brings stability and enhance the effectiveness of the school's management and in essence the quality of education. Choose one of the three options or even join up with a friend to pay a monthly contribution. Please send your information and commitment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.) Pay a teacher's salary at $150 per month.
2.) Sponsor school materials at $50 per month.
3.) Pay a teacher and school materials at $200 per month.
Olchorro Olepo School is an initiative by a local village to educate their own children. Rebecca Tikili started teaching children from her village under the big umbrella tree a number of years ago and Walking with Maasai has been partnering with them ever since. Walking with Maasai aims to make a holistic change in the local community. Education is a very important part of community empowerment. The school is managed by a committee from the village, in partnership with Walking with Maasai.
Walking with Maasai currently also facilitates the fundraising for the school.
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After a short closure due to lack of funding, the school restarted in 2016 with 14 students, again under the tree. Currently the school has 91 students in Pre Primary 1 and 2, Class 1 and Class 2. The village’s dream is to grow the school up to class 3, from where the children are old enough to walk to the Government school. From Olchorro Ngusor Village the next primary school is a 2 km walk and the Government Primary is a 6 km walk. This is too far for young children to walk by themselves. Since the start of the school another two new villages was formed close by and the need for education has grown beyond our capacity.
A beautiful new classroom was built through sponsorship from Give2Get and the school toilets and fencing was done thanks to help from Global Challenge Expeditions and the Butterfly Foundation.
The two teachers from Olchorro Ngusor village have started their Early Childhood Development Diploma this year, to ensure quality education.
The Preschool is also a tool to influence and teach the village and community at large on new lifestyle developments, such as the use of toilets, planting of trees and conservation farming.
Preprimary (2 years)
Primary (6 years)
Lower Secondary (3 years)
Higher Secondary (3 years)
1. Teacher Training
$ 85 per term per teacher. (Three terms in a year, two teachers in training)
2. Teacher Salaries
$150 per teacher per month (We need four teachers)
3. Renovation of the old classroom and school desks and chairs
4. Building a new classroom
System phasing out:
Nursery (at least one year)
Primary School: Class 1-8
(National Examination in Class 8)
Secondary School: Form I - Form IV
(National Examination in Form IV)
Education context in rural Kenya
Like the rest of the world, different schools have different academic and discipline standards. Parents would love their children to attend schools with high standards, preparing them efficiently for the national examinations. Maasai children have several household chores for which they are responsible. For girls these include fetching water, fetching firewood, helping to care for younger children, assisting with laundry and cooking. The boys look after the cows and goats. Studying at home affects their school work negatively- because the chores take much time and there are very poor or no lighting in most houses, making studying at night difficult. When the students go to boarding school, their academic performance often improves greatly because of better focus and more time spent on studies. When they are at boarding school, the burden on the household (water, firewood, laundry) also decrease.
Kenya is currently transitioning to a new educational system that started with Preschool and Grade 1-3 in 2018. This result in a very big burden on the understaffed government schools. We expect the gap in performance between the government and private school to become even bigger in the initial years of the new curriculum.
Walking with Maasai Main Account
Kenya Commercial Bank, Narok Branch
Current Account Nr. 1107792711
SWIFT Code: KCBLKENX
Bank Code: 01-184
BIC Code: KCBLKENX184
Reference: Olchorro Olepo
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