Advantage Africa started work with Mitaboni Primary School in Eastern Province of Kenya in 2004. Originally we worked through Ngalani Rural Development Centre (NRDC) to establish the Special Unit at Mitaboni Primary School. NRDC staff saw that children with disabilities in their community were completely excluded from education because there were no special facilities or inclusive classes.
Advantage Africa has now worked directly with the school and its board of governors for several years and the Kenya Education Department provides salaries for teachers. The head teacher at Mitaboni Primary, Mr Samson Musau says it is a challenge to keep the unit running on what the government provide, however he works hard to secure assistance from local well-wishers and Advantage Africa have helped the school establish a poultry keeping project which contributes to the children’s nutrition. Advantage Africa also provides salaries for support staff whilst lobbing the government to take responsibility for these costs.
Staff at Mitaboni Primary School including the head teacher Mr Masua far left infront of the school poultry house.