>WHY NOT ACADEMY - MATHARE
From zero to one: This is a project of widening and upgrading a road - school in the district Mabatini (Mathare). The WhyNot Junior Academy is a school built and launched by the inhabitants of the same district thanks to the support of Karibu Kenya and Italy Afrika. Within a few years the school has received nearly 200 children divided into twelve classes and was able to integrate itself into the slum community becoming this way an important reference for many families. However with time the school began to be deficient in some services, the first beyond the services related to the canteen and kitchen. In a context of severe poverty, ensure food for the students, is a fundamental component that affects the functioning of the school and the achievement of a sufficient number of members. The school also needed the redevelopment of the outdoor areas, in part due to a landslide of the adjoining land. The first phase of the project concerned in the construction of a porch that serves, at the same time, as a path, shading, and rain protection as well as for the water harvesting. A new kitchen was built - the goal of an agricultural production self-managed by the school - using all available space to ensure adequate nutrition for all children. The vegetable garden is located on a former illegal dump that has been cleaned and de-contaminated. The ground which fell on the school was used to create a retaining wall, using a very low-cost technique, which consists in filling and placing rice bags.

 

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