NAME OF ORGANIZATION

Uzima Aid is a Kenya based Trust that is transforming the lives of poor children through education empowerment. Uzima Aid believes that the most sustainable way of empowering vulnerable children in Africa and getting them out of the poverty cycle is by creating a suitable environment that will encourage and sustain learning and holistic growth.

NAME OF PROJECT

The name of this project is Crèche MAKEOVER of Agape School

Through this “Crèche MAKEOVER of Agape School” initiative Uzima Aid is seeking to pull resources from donors and well-wishers to do a makeover of dilapidated learning facilities at Agape School for the kindergarten children in the school.

This project is targeting children between ages three to seven. These formative years of children are crucial for general developmental and psychological growth.

Agape School is a poor Junior / Primary school located in Kemera in Nyamira County in Western Kenya. On humanitarian basis Agape School has taken in many orphans and vulnerable children who learn for free. The school fees charged by the management of the school for the other students is heavily subsidized to makes it possible for poor children living in Kemera and the neighbourhood to access learning.

The school’s facilities are dilapidated hence the need for an extreme makeover.

GOALS / OBJECTIVES

  • Create a hygienic environment for learning
  • Avert the spread of diseases like cholera and dysentery
  • Provide a safe playing environment for children
  • Give children environment of creativity
  • Give poor children the right to play with toys just like other children whose parents can afford toys
  • Boost children’s self esteem

Enhance knowledge transfer to children

This project seeks to enhance the capability and capacity of poor children and it targets the Kindergartens that are in a state of disrepair that are located in poor neighbourhoods.

CATEGORIES OF INTERVENTION

We do makeover in accordance with the need of the Kindergarten and available resources. We categorize the extent of disrepair of Kindergartens into three categories.

The disrepair in the Kindergartens need Extreme, Moderate or Light Makeover.

These three categories of Makeover involve the following:

  1. Extreme Makeover

Extreme Makeover Involves the following;

  • Renovating classrooms
  • Putting up blackboards in the classes
  • Painting classrooms
  • Replacing desks and seats / chairs
  • Renovating toilets
  • Renovating the play area and putting up of a jungle gym
  • Providing toys
  • Building a light fence around the Crèche

Duration of Extreme Makeover:

It takes us five weeks to do an Extreme Makeover for a Kindergarten. On the fifth week of the project a handover ceremony is organized to handover the refurbished Kindergarten to the management. Representatives of the donors and well-wishers who funded the makeover are given the privilege to handover the refurbished Kindergarten to its Management in a colourful ceremony.

  1. Moderate Makeover

Moderate Makeover involves the following;

  • Renovating classrooms
  • Renovating toilets
  • Renovating the play area and putting up of a jungle gym
  • Providing toys
  • Painting classrooms

Duration of Moderate Makeover:

It takes us four weeks to do a Moderate Makeover for a Kindergarten. On the fourth week of the project a handover ceremony is organized to handover the refurbished Kindergarten to the management. Representatives of the donors and well-wishers who funded the makeover are given the privilege to handover the refurbished Kindergarten to its Management in a colourful ceremony.

  1. Light Makeover

Light Makeover involves the following;

  • Painting classrooms
  • Providing toys
  • Renovating the play area and putting up of a jungle gym
  • Renovating toilets 

Duration of Light Makeover:

It takes us three weeks to do a Light Makeover for a Kindergarten. On the third week of the project a handover ceremony is organized to handover the refurbished Kindergarten to the management. Representatives of the donors and well-wishers who funded the makeover are given the privilege to handover the refurbished Kindergarten to its Management in a colourful ceremony.

Agape School’s state of disrepair needs an Extreme Makeover and we are targeting to do this in four weeks. The classes and toilets are in shambolic state

Volunteers involvement in Crèche MAKEOVER of Agape School is welcome and highly recommended. We need volunteers to assist us with the renovations and painting of the Crèche. The volunteers will be expected to meet their travel, accommodation and upkeep expenses while in Kenya for this project.

EXPECTED RESULTS

  1. Boosting of learners’ self-esteem and cognitive abilities
  2. Eradication of poverty and boosting of the country’s GDP
  3. Encourage and enhance creativity
  4. Bridging the wide gap in E-Learning and Computer Studies between poor schools and well-to-do schools
  5. Equipping poor Kenya learners with necessary skills and making them relevant worldwide
  6. Encourage participatory governance and democracy through E-Learning and Human Rights courses
  7. Model the four schools as centres of excellence

 DURATION

The projected period of implementation of Crèche MAKEOVER of Agape School project is five weeks and thereafter it shall be transferred to the schools’ authorities. It will take a maximum of four weeks to do an Extreme Makeover at Agape School and thereafter hand it over to the school’s Management in the fifth week.

Representatives of the donors and well-wishers who funded the makeover are advised to join the volunteering team for the renovations (subject to their availability) and will be given the privilege to handover the Kindergarten to the Management of the Kindergarten. If the representatives of the donors and well-wishers who funded the project will not be available to volunteer for the renovations, they are advised to at least attend the handing over ceremony because this is done specifically in their honour and recognition