Kileva Community Centre, Kirumbi

Although most of the focus for Kileva is now aimed at the Kileva Eastfield School in Mwakoma, we still maintain a keen interest in the fortunes of the Kileva Community Centre which we started to build back in 2007 in the neighbouring village of Kirumbi. A brief history of the centre are given in the following post kileva-dispensary-kirumbi


Kileva Community Centre, Kirumbi March 2016

When the UK team visited during our trip in March of this year, we saw that the structure was essentially still the same layout as it was when it was first built. However Kilele did mentioned that as it’s role in the community had expanded over the years (it was acting as an overflow for the local pre-school for example) he had ensured that government funding had been secured to extend and renovate it.

I’m now delighted to say that the work has been completed and the extended centre is once again open for (expanded) community business!

Thanks to Kilele and all the other people that helped to give the old centre such a great make-over.

Best wishes,



More building work at Kileva Eastfield

New Early Childhood Development in Education Building

Back in June I mentioned that the Taita-Taveta Government (and in particular Kilele) had allocated funds to build a new Early Childhood Development in Education (ECDE) classroom at Kileva Eastfield – click HERE for details. The work has continued throughout the summer and here is a ‘photo of the finished room:


This is now in operation and means that the previous pre-school building – the first ever room built at the school back in 2007 – can now be used for administration and storage purposes. Another great step forward for the school!

Extension to Boy’s Toilet Block

Given the growth in pupil numbers at the school, we decided to extend the boys toilet block. This work is also now complete as shown in the following photos.

Window Security Mesh

Other work has been going on to install wire mesh to the windows of the staff room and a couple of classrooms in order to improve security.

Thanks again to Kileva supporters and the Taita-Taveta Government for helping to make sure that this work was undertaken.

Best wishes


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