Thursday, May 23, 2024
HomeNewsMATHARE NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL HEADTEACHER IS CRYING FOR HELP

MATHARE NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL HEADTEACHER IS CRYING FOR HELP

MATHARE NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL HEADTEACHER IS CRYING FOR HELP

Mathare North Primary School headteacher Boniface Matindi is calling on well-wishers to support the repair of its facilities which were destroyed by heavy rains. 

Matindi said the school was flooded on April 24 following heavy rains.

“We hope that everybody or donors will come help our children get back a better school with all facilities in working condition,” the headteacher said. 

Matindi said they had already reached out to the area MP TJ Kajwang’ to help bring in new resources through the National Government County Development Fund(NG-CDF). 

“We had to request the CDF to come and assist us which it has done. CDF has given us 600 lockers and chairs through MP Kajwang for Ruaraka, they are also to give us 280 small chairs for Grades 1 to 3 and 100 tables,” he said

The headteacher said after the school flooded on April 24, he visited the institution to assess the damage. He said water had risen in offices up to 1.5 metres high while the water in classrooms was up to 2 to 2.5 metres high. 

“The whole school was basically underwater,” he said.

Matindi said documents in the offices, learner’s certificates and books in the classrooms were destroyed by the flood water. 

“We dried the documents but some books are still out in the sun drying. We lost some certificates,” he said. 

He said the Ministry of Education had given assurance that the lost certificates would be replaced with new copies from the Kenya National Examination Council.

Additionally, Matindi said some classroom walls collapsed due to the floods. 

“The walls of the classes gave in to the floods, all the chairs and lockers that were there were carried by the water, and those that were not swept were looted by the villagers,” he said. 

Matindi said some furniture was also destroyed. 

He noted that the ministry has also promised to provide new books and teachers’ guides which were destroyed by the floods through the KICD. 

Matindi said even the laboratory for Junior School learners as well as the equipment therein was destroyed. 

Further, Matindi expects to receive learners dressed in their home clothes as some lost their uniforms in the floods. 

“Some of the children’s homes were swept away so they don’t have uniforms, have no shelter and are in the IDP camps and so we expect when they come back they will come with home clothes which it is accepted,” he said. 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest articles