Category Archives: Supporting Groups & Fundraising
Standard 8 Revision
Deputy Head Teacher
Today standard 8 candidates were at school seriously revising for their national exam. The turn up was quite encouraging.
End of Term Exams
Deputy Head Teacher
Today Kileva Eastfield Primary started end of term exams. Grade 4-8 did sub county exams, while Grade1-3 did their own school based exam.
They started with maths and then English and composition for std4-8. All was well.
Elephants & Bees Visitors
Today we were privileged to have Dr Lucy King from the Elephants & Bees Team and other people from Mexico visit the school. They visited class 8 candidates and interacted with them. They said they were were very much impressed with what they saw, and wished them best of luck in their KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) exams.
Mr Nina and Mr Will from Mexico addressed class 8 candidates. Mr will was very much happy with what Mr Nina was teaching. Mr Nina was revising Maths which was done during the end term exams.
Visitors from Mexico
Today we received visitors from Mexico grandparents of Rachael who donated us with the first aid kit .they were very happy with the kit and pupils of Kileva. I Mr. Mazai (health teacher) and them are seen in the photos with the kits.
We also interacted with the visitors in our farm club. They were very much grateful to our club and the outdoor classroom.
End of Term Meeting
Deputy Head Teacher, Mdm Beata & Mr Mwakio
Today the school was officially closed. We had a wonderful meeting with parents where we read the results of the sub county exam that we did.
Mdm Beata is with class 5 parents where by she presents gifts to the best performers. Mr Mwakio with mashairi pupils entertaining parents during closing ceremony.
We shall reopen the school on 27/8/18
Dry season activities
After long rains at the beginning of the year, every one has harvested as much as he/she planted.Now that its august the dry season, everyone has engaged him/herself in different activities: some cultivating their farms and clearing bush ready for the rainy season in October, some have engaged themselves in weaving.
The project was introduces to Mwakoma women by the Carbon Work in cooperation with Save the Elephants.The women were taught how to make baskets, soap dish and others depending on sizes. Thereafter a complete basket is sold at different prices depending on size.
It has been sleepless nights at mwakoma village becouse of hyenas attacking domestic animals at night.This has happened in many homesteads including madam Agys home. to our suprise no meat is left but only skin peaces .
This problem has made the owners to sleep outside their houses so that when the animals make noise they are ready to rescue their animals,also it has become a challenge to some people to sleep outside becouse this is a cold season.Kenya wildlife service has not yet taken any action so far.
The school is continually in need of maintenance work being carried out. For example the latrines are in bad condition, and two windows of Class 3 are almost falling out.
ECDE Latrine Completed
The ECDE (Early Childhood Development in Education) latrine has been completed thanks to funding provided by the County Government. A1000l litres tank has also been provided.
The photos below show Kileva parents participating in sand carrying communal work whereby the sand will be used to modify the school kitchen.
The impact of drought
Drought continues to be a problem in Mwakoma and the surroundinfg area. The affect of this on the trees and vegetation at the Kileva Primary School can be seen in the following ‘photos:
As you can see below this is also affecting the farm at the school which means that food production there is currenty on hold.
The impact of termites
Unfortunately termites are also a continual problem in the area. They have a voracious appetite and once again they have eaten their way through some of the wooden structures at the school, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. The ‘photos below show examples of how this has caused doors to fall away from the frames which were once supporting them.
An appeal for help
If you would like to make a donation to help with the necessary restoration work please click on the image below to go to my appeal page.
Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated by everyone at the school.
Thanks and best wishes