Kalimikuu School is located in the village of Kalimikuu. It was started in 1985 with an enrollment of 20 children but has now grown to a total of 711 pupils. There are 19 government teachers with a further three teachers funded by the Board of Management, which consists of the parents. This commitment, by financially struggling parents, to pay the extra teachers’ salaries, demonstrates the importance that the families place on their children’s education.
The very challenging learning and teaching environment is demonstrated by the very dilapidated, unsafe and unhygienic toilets, the small congested staffroom, the 11 temporary class structures with crowded desks and the lack of educational resources, just to mention the basics. With the recent introduction of the new Junior Secondary on the premises, this situation will only become more strained and chaotic. The school presently has 3 complete permanent safe classrooms (2 built by National Government and the one built by THI) which has already significantly improved the teaching and learning environment for the staff and pupils who use them but there is still much to do to ensure that a good education can be delivered.
Sports equipment provision
Text books provision
See the photos of these completed projects on our timeline here!
At Kalimikuu primary School, the teaching and learning environment is unfavourable, uncomfortable and often unsafe. Any infrastructure development to the school will improve the facilities, ease the financial burden on the parents and advance the quality of education for the pupils, opening up opportunities for their futures and the community. The school has highlighted that their immediate needs include:
Pupils toilet blocks
Clean water for drinking
6 more permanent classrooms
Fencing of the school perimeter
Construction of a school kitchen
Leveling the school playground.
If you would like to contribute to any of the above projects please donate here.