Kiotani (Swahili for ‘Inside the nest’) is our ongoing project which is currently in the construction stage. Today, it runs as a Primary School and we are in the process of improving our farm and infrastructure to become a sustainable boarding school and rescue center for highly vulnerable and orphaned children.
Over the years our work within the community has indicated the necessity to provide a safe haven for vulnerable children. Positive Life Kenya is often faced with the challenge of how and where to care for children who are either abandoned or whose parents have deceased. Thank to the support of 'New Hope Foundation' we were able to purchase 5 acres of land in Lukenya Hills, drill a water well, and install solar panels.
In addition, several donors through ‘Sponsors for Kenya‘ have helped us equip the area with a greenhouse, a building with four classrooms, an internship house, a playground, a livestock house, as well as materials and supplies for the school.
The objectives of the Kiotani project are to:
This project has a strong emphasis on sustainable development. We have installed solar panels to ensure sustainability and reduce electricity costs. The greenhouse and crop field are used to grow different crops such as tomatoes, kale, spinach, eggplant, and onions. Additionally, goats, chickens and cows are also used to provide food for the children and create revenue for the school.
Kiotani is flourishing with fruit and vegetable plants, kids are having a blast and we continue to grow and improve our infrastructure. It is currently a day school that educates 80 children and staffs three teachers, a cook and a farm operations manager. Our goal is to have our sustainable boarding school and rescue center completed by 2020.
If you would like to support this project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.