On your safari, through the Cheli & Peacock Community Trust you can really make a difference to the communities near Joy’s Camp by donating greatly needed supplies to Kachuru Primary and Gotu Primary Schools in person, directly to the staff and pupils of a school.
Go to our Get Involved page to find out how you can change the life of a Kenyan school child by providing them with the educational tools they need to fulfil their potential.
The little Kachuru Primary, an hour’s drive from Joy’s, caters for 150 boys and girls aged 3 to 14, squeezed into 2 wooden classrooms which the teachers have divided into 4. Kenya’s Free Primary Education programme provides books and teachers’ salaries to Kachuru Primary whilst the parents have so far donated several desks, though not nearly enough to provide most of the children with an alternative to the dirt floor.
Gotu Primary School, near a beautiful waterfall and spring, provides for only 70 pupils aged 6 to 9. Set up by the Gotu community themselves, the classrooms are small wooden rooms originally assigned to the local police unit. Parents pay the salary of one teacher, whilst the main challenges highlighted by the Head Teacher are the total lack of books, stationary, desks and chairs.
We work closely with the Head Teachers to meet these key priorities and make sure that all donations address genuine needs highlighted specifically by the school.