SERGOEK School, Chepkanga
Our first technical school, teaching plumbery, hair dressing, masonery, kitchening, … to around 100 students every year, whose goal is to find a technical job after a 2-year education in their speciality.
2006 : First stone
2015 : welcoming Victor, a French intern who taught computer science and aerodynamics with its drone.
KOSHIN school, Koshin
KOSHIN school, Koshin
Upon pening in early 2018, 20 students had enrolled in the school.
The number increased to 72 in the second quarter of the same year and 300 were admitted in the 3rd quarter.
Here the partnership with the national government has been an essential part of this higher-level national Institution.
2021 in numbers:
Acreage: 5 acres
“This school is building confidence in them – now there is none. This training will go a long way. They’ll own it. It’s the first of its kind in this area. Somebody, somewhere, is thinking about them.”
Ambrose Murgor, Headmaster of Lelit Primary School, feeder school
“Imagine– we are paying very little but getting a lot of knowledge”. Like the 6 new computer students, 3 hair-dressing students (including 1 man), and 5 Tailoring students, she feels that without this support, she would never have the opportunity to learn new skills today.
Samwel, 17 year-old student in Hair Dressing & Beauty Therapy
“I joined the school and it has changed my standard of living from where I came from. We have hope for future developments through what we are getting from Rafiki Ya Maisha considering all their efforts and the recent donations which has uplifted our lives”
Luke Kimutai, 24 years
“I came from a poor remote family in Marakwet. I believe that the youth have been uplifted and empowered through this school and the efforts of Rafiki Ya Maisha. I will forever be thankful for their initiative in supporting the youth and community at large. Thank you and God Bless you.”
Jane Jepchumba, 21 years
“We recieved advanced electronic sewing machines from Rafiki Ya Maisha which were faster and more effective and I am glad that later on I shall be able to be employed in a big factory because I have the knowledge in using these machines which are also used there. I thank God for Rafiki Ya Maisha and their donations in helping me empower myself to be able to compete with others in life.”
Judith Kiprob, 19 years
“It seems now that we are very encouraged to do something. Every day is different, not like the bank work. In fact, I like this better! It’s giving me a lot of energy now. You know, when you retire, you just sit. You get sick. I’m very thankful and I don’t know how to thank you. This lot would have been idle.
I would have been home, idle also. But now I’m busy running this. I’m up early, running to town, going to Chepkanga, spending a lot of energy. My son is here too. It’s good for the whole family and the country. Tell your friends how grateful we are.”
Helen Kiptoo, 55 years