Students from at least five locations in Mukogodo division, Laikipia North District who would otherwise have failed to join secondary schools next year may have a chance to do so after a group of donors promised to build a secondary school. In the whole district, there are only two secondary schools, St.Francis Girls and Doldol Boys, both of which are boarding schools. A third one, IIpolei Secondary was started this year and only Form One Students were admitted.
Donors and stakeholders from the locality have started fundraising to construct a secondary school which will be called Kimanjo. Recently, a marathon was organized to raise the money in conjuction with OL Lentille Lodge and Kijabe Conservancy who were at the forefront of the noble cause.
Most deserving students had failed to join secondary schools because there were none near. The only schools they have around are about 50 kilometres away and they only have boarding facilities. The students who qualify for day schools end up grazing livestock since they do not even have a polytechnic in the district which is categorized as Arid and Semi-Arid by the government and the locals are dependent on relief food from the government and other agencies.
Charity should begin at home!