Notes of a visit to El Rar Primary School on 5 April 2016
Benjamin Mwanza- Headteacher
Abdullahi Dineh TAS
Mahamed Mughe – BOM chair
Paul Omondi KWS warden
TAS Secretary UK
The headteacher has another personal laptop so the one given
to the school in November has not been used.
It will be passed on to the new headteacher of Asako Primary School.
The draft of the El Rar leaflet was circulated. The text will be studied and amendments sent
to Stephen Kameti. Different pictures
may be substituted.
These have all been delivered and the children can now sit in
relative comfort to learn.
Girl child education:
There are only two girls in the top two classes – one in
Standard 4 and one in Standard 5. However
in the ECD class (nursery). This is a big
issue for the school. It is illegal for
parents to take their children out of primary school but the chief is powerless
to do anything about it. There was a
discussion about what the school can do to attract more girls and encourage the
older ones to stay on. Trips, uniforms,
TV, sports were all discussed and agreed to be positive steps the school can
take rather than waiting for the chief to chase the parents. Trustees will work
on these proposals. A trip for girls
only which includes girls from the village who are not in school will be
It was agreed that a priority for the school is toilets – 2 for
boys and 2 for girls. The trustees will
work on a proposal for this.