Ura Gate Primary School
During your stay at Elsa’s Kopje, you have an opportunity to help achieve the next milestone at Ura Gate Primary School – the construction of a kitchen and dining area. We now have bags of cement for ‘sale’ in the Elsa’s Kopje gift shop for $10 each, so you can contribute by ‘buying’ one, two, or as many as you like, to help us raise the additional funds needed for this project.
Investing in their children’s nutrition, the parents recently bought a fuel-efficient stove large enough to cook for all 480 pupils. They also built a makeshift kitchen, but this was blown away in a storm in September. Without proper protection, the valuable stove is now exposed to severe weather damage.
The capacity to cook in rural schools greatly encourages support from government feeding programmes, which in turn improves student attendance as struggling parents bring their children to school where they are fed every day.
If you donate a bag or two of cement, you will not only help ensure that the girls and boys at Ura Gate Primary are well fed in the long term, but are well educated too.
To find out more about how you can get involved, please contact us.
If you are considering bringing donations from abroad, visit the Pack for a Purpose website for very specific advice on what is needed. Please do note that when flying within Kenya, the internal flight weight restriction is 15kg and may therefore limit what you can carry with you to the camps and donate to the rural communities in person. We can always, however, donate anything over and above your weight limit on your behalf at a later date.