MEETING AT EBURRU PRIMARY SCHOOL 8 OCTOBER 2013
The additional teacher has been recruited
and the head is very pleased with him.
The books have all been covered and
catalogued. The library looks clean and
well ordered. The TV and DVD are working
but there are no DVDs and only a few educational CDs.
These have been declining for the last 4
years ( 220, 215, 211, 206 ) although
the numbers sitting the exam have been approximately the same - between 70 and
80 with roughly half of them girls. The
target MS this year is 230.
The number getting over 250 has remained
roughly the same (17 – 20) but more than this were taken to Eburru Secondary
School last year because the school
lowered its intake requirement.
school looked dirty and ill-kempt except for the library. The main problem is that the 2 courtyards are
dirt / mud and with 650 children tramping in and out of the classrooms its
impossible to keep them clean. Water is
also a problem. There are insufficient
tanks to collect the water from the gutters.
Clifford Dann from HSK was at the school in
September and they are still trying to raise the funds to complete the last 6
Gordon wrote a cheque for 18,000/- for the
second year’s money to top up the new
teacher’s salary. He also wrote a cheque
for 100,000/- to the bookshop in Nakuru so that the school can purchase DVDs
from Kenya Institute of Education and more story and reference books. The invoice will be kept for Gordon.
The head will complete two proposal forms
which will be downloaded at Eburru Secondary School and forwarded to Gordon. One for a teacher / librarian and the other
for fencing materials to complete the fence.
approach Colin Church about conservation DVDs to encourage further involvement
with the Eburru Fence project. The
school received 450 tree seedlings from Kenya Forest Service which have been
planted in the compound.
When the new classrooms are done it may be
appropriate to approach Just a Drop for an assessment of the water
situation. Probably no good right now
as tanks will depend on position of the new buildings.
Gordon will explore the cost of cement blocks or other way of surfacing the