By STANDARD REPORTER
A local trust has handed over a school it has rehabilitated to the Government.
The Amara Charitable Trust, founded by six women based in Nairobi, helped to build five classrooms, a hall, eight pit latrines, and a dispensary for Kwa Lusya Primary School in Lukenya, Machakos County, over the last three years through donor funding.
Amara Charitable Trust Chairperson Vasha Vora said the organisation seeks to empower communities through better education and healthcare.
She asked the ministries of health and education to build upon the foundation Amara has set to grow the school. Enrolment at the school has grown from 181 students three years ago to 360 currently.
Kwa Lusya Primary School had almost ground to a halt when Amara came in.
Classes were dilapidated and enrolment was dropping by the year. Amara started with providing food and porridge, which attracted pupils and encouraged them to come back.