primary school program

  • All children have special talents that need to be noticed and nurtured so they will do well in school and in their later lives. In the course of working with schools, Macheo has noted the need to increase its activities to incorporate more school-based leisure and activities as a way of attracting and retaining more […]

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  • Being able to read and write is essential. Written words are gateways to knowledge and opportunity that are only accessible to those with the ability to understand them. Macheo believes that strong literacy and numeracy skills lay the foundation for all students to succeed at school and their daily life. We understand that without a […]

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  • Macheo Children’s Centre believes that the educational environment for children should be safe and healthy. It promotes Child-friendly environment in schools with an aim of protecting the rights of children, developing a learning environment in which children are motivated and able to learn. Where the Staff/teachers in the school are friendly, welcoming to children and […]

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  • At Macheo Children’s Centre we believe in equipping children with knowledge about their rights and responsibilities. We create forums for child rights awareness in schools through club meetings, training, poems, plays and debates. Through this forums children are provided with a platform to realize their right to participate and address issues that affect them and […]

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  • Each day, the safety and well-being of some children across our country are threatened by child abuse and neglect. Too many children remain vulnerable to poverty, abuse, exposure to child labor, exclusion and potential risks which limit their opportunities. Macheo provides a foundation for understanding child maltreatment and the roles and responsibilities for parent and […]

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  • Although the schools are closed this time of the year, our mentor trainers in the sanitary project are still visiting schools to do training on children and to teach them about life skills. This week they told the children in standard 7 and 8 about Cross Generation Relationships. With enhancement of life skill among children, […]

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  • Many primary school lack access to safe clean drinking water during school hours, although the importance of water and sanitary facilities for schools is acknowledged, in practice the water situation in many schools in Thika district is deplorable, and frequently not safe for children. Many schools suffer from non-existent, insufficient or broken water supply. Lack […]

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  • The Ministry of Education has implemented a number of policies in an attempt to address the inhibiting costs of accessing schools, most notably that of declaring schools fee-free. Despite these initiatives by the government access to school still remains a challenge. Poverty, ignorance and HIV/AIDS have rendered many vulnerable children not to go to school […]

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  • Macheo Children’s Centre believes that delivery of good-quality education is ultimately contingent on what happens in the classroom, and teachers are in the front line of service. The most important determinant of educational quality is the teacher. Teachers often do not have the opportunity for further training or to share experiences with other teachers. They […]

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  • Play in school is never considered important in many schools. There are many schools where the time set for Physical exercises is replaced by other subjects which the teachers think are more important. It is very important for teachers/care givers to understand the value of children playing. In many cases, play is used as a […]

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