Eburru is a remote and beautiful place, a village on a hill overlooking three of the Great Rift Valley Lakes - Naivasha, Elemtaita and Nakuru. It sits on geothermal ground which, since 2013, is being exploited by KenGen.
Eburru Primary School has a current roll of over 600 children – including around 300 girls.
There is a desperate need for more classroom accommodation, curriculum resources, power, computers, audio visual and sports equipment. Currently some children are using very poor shacks with no windows or floors.
Exam results have been almost static for the last 3 years as have numbers completing Standard 8 and taking the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. In 2010 80 students took the exam (including 28 girls) and 19 of these achieve good enough grades to go to a recognised secondary school.
The headteacher has been in post since January 2011 and arrived at Eburru with a good track record of school improvement. He has a team of 9 government TSC teachers and 8 who are funded by the parents.