“One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world.”
St Michaels Nursery School has helped many families in the Rongai community give their children a strong start to learning, often encouraging parents to be involved with early literacy programs with their children.
In it’s early days, St Michael’s Nursery School consisted of a small group of preschool-aged children being taught by local teacher Agnes, from a tin hut on some rented land on the outskirts of Rongai. After funds were raised by the VGT, a small plot of land was purchased for the school, buildings were erected and the school officially opened for 80 children in 2012
Further funds raised raised by the VGT enabled the building of a small kitchen at the school so that children are now able to enjoy a nutritional meal each day. Recent achievements include the holding of an Open Day, when parents were welcome to view the stimulating environment where their children learn to read and write. Our current ambition is to raise funds in order to purchase additional land in order to provide the children with an outdoor playground.
“Our lives have changed a lot because we have a good school, good teachers and good protection. Our lives have changed a lot and we have changed lives too.”
Agnes – Founder, St Michaels nursery
“Witnessing extreme poverty in remote parts of Africa can make you feel sad and powerless until you realize how little it takes to change these people’s lives fundamentally in sustainable ways”