It was highlighted that the
cost of construction has increased due to the bad road conditions.
The Head Teacher and other
members of Jarajara community have visited other Libraries in the area and
have designed a library that is fit for purpose at a budget of approximately
2.0 M Kenya Shillings.
The Head Teacher highlighted
the need for staff quarters as the plan is to turn the school into a boarding
Shortage of school teachers was
highlighted. Currently the school has 3 TSC teachers for a 497 student
It was also highlighted that the
girls’ dormitory requires fencing so as to protect the girls.
Early Child Development: it
was highlighted that the current ECD class is congested and is more of a
caretaking class as opposed to a learning class. Head Teacher has requested
for an ECD class under the School Improvement Programme (SIP). It was agreed
that the Head Teacher will share the SIP with the rest of the trust.
PRIEDE (Primary Education
Development): It was noted that the Ministry of Education has received a
grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) under the supervision
of the World Bank to support development of primary school education
sub-sector in Kenya and intends to apply part of the grant proceeds to
eligible payments of activities outlined in the Grant Agreement. The Ministry
has disbursed KES 366,486,750.00 (Three Hundred and sixty six Million, Four
Eighty Six Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty Kenya Shillings Only) to the
Ministry of Education County Project Accounts to finance Quarter Activities
(FY 2016/2017) activities under the Early Grade Mathematics (EGM) Component
and School Improvement Programme (SIP) Component. For component one the
disbursed funds are to finance monitoring of EGM Textbook Distribution,
Regional Training of Curriculum Support Officers and EGM Champions; and Zonal
Training of Teachers and Head teachers on EGM Methodologies. For component
two the disbursed funds are to finance a three day training of Sub county
directors of Education and County. Project coordinators on the implementation
of the School Improvement Plan in the 4,000 targeted schools across the
country. Jarajara Primary School is one of the 4000 schools country wide and
amongst the seven schools in the county that have been selected for this
project. 300,000 KES (3000USD) will be disbursed in February 2017 for the
first half of 2017. The 300,000 KES includes 60,000KES for teacher
It was noted that the computers
remain in the room refurbished by the Ministry of Education. However, the
room allows in a lot of dust.
UNICEF have pledged to beds
and mattresses for the girls dormitory.
The girl’s dormitory cannot
be until toilet and bathroom facilities are provided. The need for these
facilities was noted.
Further, it was reiterated
that a fence is required to secure the girls dormitory.
The meeting tasked Mr.
Stephen Kameti to create a WhatsApp group and collect email addresses for all
to enhance communication.
It was noted that the
Government of Kenya had not supplied food to the school hence the school was
challenged in keeping the students in school. Abdi is looking for food
donations to keep the students in School.