primary school program

  • About 40% of the population of Kenya is undernourished. Malnutrition and resultant poor health keep pupils from attaining their full potential. According to United Nations (UN) Millennium goals, (2005), hunger is both a cause and an effect of poverty as it holds back economic growth and limits progress in reducing poverty. The effect of malnutrition […]

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  • About 40% of the population of Kenya is undernourished. Malnutrition and resultant poor health keep pupils from attaining their full potential. According to United Nations (UN) Millennium goals, (2005), hunger is both a cause and an effect of poverty as it holds back economic growth and limits progress in reducing poverty. The effect of malnutrition […]

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  • Most girls in primary schools in Kenya lack safe and affordable sanitary pads, they result to use of unhygienic materials like leaves, chicken feathers and dirty clothes to improvise sanitary pads. This challenge has far reaching implications for the rights, physical, social and psychological well-being of many adolescent girls in Kenya.

    This video shows Macheo sanitary pads project staffs sensitizing primary school children on hygienic methods in use of sanitary pads and disposal.

  • Today the world celebrates the International Menstrual Hygiene Day; the goal is to create a world in which every woman and girl is able to safely and hygienically manage menstruation with dignity. The theme of this year is “WORKING TOGETHER TO END HESITATION AROUND MENSTRUATION.” Macheo Children’s Centre NGO is planning to spearhead the celebrations […]

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  • Macheo Children’s Centre NGO has partnered with the Rotary International to implement a 3 year sanitary pads project in Kenyan public primary schools in Thika. The project will see the distribution of sanitary pads to over 3,500 needy school girls to help keep them in school. As a development agency with interests in the areas […]

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  • Although the primary school education in Kenya is said to be “free”, children have to pay for some activities to access education. These include school activity levies, desks, school uniforms and other effects. This is a challenge that deters many children from accessing education. Macheo, through Primary School Program, works with most needy and vulnerable […]

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  • “Teacher please gives us time for P.E lesson.”  Those were words quoted from Dennis a class six pupil in Matunda primary school who attended the summer camps in November 2014, through the support of Join for Joy and Macheo Children’s Centre. Initially he was schooling in Kiboko primary school and he missed many days in […]

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  • Sports play a very important role in the lives of children especially in development. Unfortunately, however, children with special needs often face hurdles when they try to participate in sports. At school, teachers and pupils often shun them from their teams mainly because they are perceived to present certain limitations in the field or because […]

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  • Deworming school going children has shown great positive impacts such as increased days of school attendance, improved cognitive development, and higher future earnings. Macheo deworms the needy children in public primary schools every trimester. The children are also trained on good practices such as hand washing with soap after visiting the toilet and before eating. Watch this 2 minutes video (done in February 2013).

  • Education Empowerment sub-program recruits children of school going age that have missed out opportunities to be in school and their ages range from 8 years to 12 years. The number of children at any given time is 15. This is the number we feel the teacher can handle at any given time due to the […]

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