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Onguta School Appeal

A very big ‘thank you’ to all who have so far helped AfriCat to fund the new permanent classrooms which have replaced the worn army tents that were Onguta school. 

The community, teachers and children are thrilled with their new school. They are keen to express their thanks to all who helped make it a reality. 

Phase 1 – The classrooms (all paid)

Phase 2 – Ablutions, kitchen, storeroom, library, computer room and a communal meeting space.

cowboys construction team start their long journey to build the Onguta community a new school

A wonderfully named company called ‘Cowboys’ offered their help and expertise to build the school using recycled shipping containers! The location presented a few challenges as it is only accessible by robust 4×4 vehicles. The nearest petrol/shop is about a six-hour drive away so everything including camping gear, food and water had to be brought in. Given the logistics it was agreed that in addition to Phase 1 of the build (the classrooms) the build would include Phase 2 and this is what we are fundraising for now.

The new school consists of the classrooms, the ablutions block, the kitchen, the storeroom, library, computer room and communal meeting space. Water needed to be sourced and installed – not easy in an area prone to drought with no mains water system. Likewise, solar panels needed to be installed to provide electricity.

With agreeing to Phase 2 and Covid-19 happening, it has meant AfriCat UK has not fulfilled the final payment of £30,000. Please can I ask you to donate, however large or small, to pay back this wonderful company who has done the work for us.

Thank you.

Team AfriCat UK

AfriCat now needs to raise £30,000

This appeal is now closed




Account name: AfriCat UK
Account number: 0 0 7 6 7 4 7 6
Bank: Barclays Bank PLC,
Sort code: 20-52-69
Address: 27 Soho Square, London W1D 3QR, UK.

The New Onguta School

The children now receive education in two, fully functional classrooms and besides the regular curriculum, the teaching also focuses on the appreciation of our natural world, including extra-curricular activites. In this way, the students will gain greater understanding and a love for their environment and the wildlife therein.

The headman, community members, teachers are absolutely delighted with the result. The buildings are robust, and the school can be left secure during holidays.

The government funds the teacher’s salary and usually some very basic resources including some food to give the children a midday meal – hence the need for the kitchen.

The children may need to stay with local families or walk an hour or two each way.

Onguta school children showing what they have learnt about lions
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