Build a Kitchen for Bacho Primary School
Karimu requires all schools to serve a daily meal to all children at school paid for by the community. The impact of this one nutritious meal is far reaching. It boosts student attendance, keeps them fueled for learning, and, for some, may provide their only dependable daily meal.
Unfortunately, the Bacho kitchen is a stick and wood hut that is falling apart. Wood smoke accumulates in the hut and is dangerous for those who are preparing the meals as well as for students waiting nearby to get their meal. Regardless, Bacho has successfully fed its students 99% of the time since we have been measuring.
This project will build a new kitchen with fuel-efficient stoves, a serving area, and a storage area for the maize, beans, etc. that are donated by the parents and used for cooking throughout the year.
The community is providing 20,900 bricks and digging the foundation for the building.
Bacho has shown itself to take very good care of its buildings as seen in the average days to fix graph for maintenance of their buildings by year through mid 2023.
The project officially kicked off in June with the community coming to clear and level the land.
The project completed in October and is in use.
Improve or sustain school attendance
Reduce health risks for cooks and students
Karimu cost: $36,170
Community cost and/or contribution: $1,068