Nkoilale Primary School, located in Siana Location of Narok South District, was founded in 1991 as a community venture. Since then, the school has had tremendous growth, starting with an initial enrollment of 150 pupils (39 girls and 111 boys) and now having 822 (360 girls and 462 boys).
The project was started to benefit pupils from the predominantly Maasai community. Being a pastoral community, pupils come from poor backgrounds with annual household average income of about USD 200 per year and 5 children per household on average.
General School Supplies:
Compasses, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English) Alphabet and Math
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) General Science, Language/Grammar, and Math
Puzzles and Scrabble
Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.