School Programs in Community and Public School
Up to date, VICDA has been able to construct 15 new public schools both primary and high schools which are fully equipped and furnished, three kindergartens in the marginalized rural parts of Kenya. Prior to 2003, school was a big burden to many Kenyan parents. Actually many children of school-going age were out of school. This led to the introduction of Free Primary Education in January 2003; over 2 million children joined the primary schools. Some students had to walk long distances to access education. The schools were overwhelmed by the population influx since the classrooms were not expanded to accommodate the students. Teachers were few and there were no desks or chairs for the newly enrolled students. Basically all limits were stretched. Some classes still had over 100 pupils. The teacher-student ratio was too big it did not make sense. The crisis lasted for a few weeks but finally the dust settled. VICDA got in partnership with Village Impact and came up with an initiative of school construction projects which allow the kids to have easy access of the education with adequate facilities for studies.