January to November
Literacy rate (15+ years old)
1.13 million children (6 to 13 years old)
Friends Secondary School Kibisi is located in Mbakalo ward, Kenya, and has a population of 1,200 students. The school currently lacks essential facilities such as a meeting hall, a library, and a computer lab. Major school gatherings, including mentorship forums, chapel services, debating events, and parent-teacher association meetings, take place under a large tree in the school field. While the open field is suitable for certain times of the year, it becomes inadequate during adverse weather conditions, particularly when it rains.
To address these challenges, this project aims to construct a multi-purpose resource center for the school. The proposed center will include a meeting hall, which can also serve as a dining hall for students and teachers, a computer laboratory, and a library. Beyond fulfilling the school’s immediate needs, this project offers additional benefits. The secondary school shares its border with Kibisi Primary School, which also faces challenges related to inadequate facilities. By expanding the secondary school’s infrastructure, the extra space can be utilized to benefit the primary school during periods when secondary school students do not occupy the center.
About the country
The Republic of Kenya
51.5 million people
Kenyan shilling (KES)
Kenya experiences diverse climatic conditions due to its varied topography. The coastal regions have a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity, while the central highlands have a more temperate climate.
Annual average temperature
18°C (64°F) in the central highlands, 27°C (80°F) at coastal areas
June to October
November to May
The park is a haven for bird enthusiasts, hosting vast flocks of flamingos that create a mesmerizing pink spectacle along the lake’s shores. Beyond its avian inhabitants, the park is home to diverse wildlife, including rhinos, lions, and giraffes, making it a captivating destination for both birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Lake Naivasha, situated in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, is a freshwater lake surrounded by lush landscapes and wildlife. Known for its scenic beauty, the lake is a popular destination for boat safaris where visitors can spot a variety of bird species, including eagles and flamingos. The shores of Lake Naivasha are also home to hippos and giraffes, adding to the rich biodiversity of this picturesque natural attraction.
Hell’s Gate National Park, located near Lake Naivasha in Kenya, is renowned for its unique landscape of towering cliffs, geothermal activity, and scenic gorges. This park offers a distinctive opportunity for visitors to explore on foot or by bicycle, allowing an immersive experience with its stunning rock formations and diverse wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, and baboons. It is not only a haven for outdoor enthusiasts but also famous for inspiring the Disney movie “The Lion King” due to its striking scenery.
Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, is a vibrant and bustling metropolis situated in the heart of East Africa. Known as the “Green City in the Sun,” Nairobi offers a unique blend of modernity and natural beauty with its numerous parks, including Karura Forest and Nairobi National Park, where visitors can witness wildlife against the backdrop of the city skyline. The city is a hub of culture, commerce, and innovation, boasting a mix of historic landmarks, contemporary architecture, and a thriving arts and music scene.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve, situated in southwestern Kenya, is one of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations. Renowned for its vast savannahs, diverse wildlife, and the annual Great Migration of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles, the reserve offers an unparalleled safari experience. Visitors can witness the breathtaking landscapes, encounter the “Big Five,” and immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the Maasai people who inhabit the region.
Nairobi: Eastland Hotel, Hotel Troy Nairobi
Namboko: Blueberry Villas, Kenmosa Resort
Places to eat
Nairobi: Carnivore Restaurant, Talisman Restaurant, Nyama Mama, Java House, Seven Seafood & Grill, Purdy Arms
Best souvenirs from the country
Maasai beadwork like bracelets, necklaces, and belts, Kikoy fabric, wooden carvings, Kanga or Kitenge fabric, Maasai Shuka fabric, Kenyan coffee and tea, soapstone carvings.
Bonfire Adventures, Abercrombie & Kent Kenya, Gamewatchers Safaris, Pollman’s Tours and Safaris
Proposed one week tour
Day 1: School visit
Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 3: Lake Naivasha
Day 4: Hell’s Gate National Park
Day 5: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Day 6: Nairobi
Day 7: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Nursery