Makutano School was started in the 1990s but unfortunately closed down due to land disputes. It was later revived by parents in 2010 with the development of a nursery school on a new piece of land. In 2014 it was registered as a Primary and in 2017 the first government headteacher was deployed to the school. The school has an enrolment of 353 pupils; 173 girls and 180 boys. The Junior Secondary has a further enrolment of 45 students, 20 boys and 25 girls. Eight government teachers have been deployed to the school but as this is not enough, three further teachers are funded by the Board Of Management (the parents). Parents come together to cover these salaries as they understand the value of education but it puts them under huge financial strain.
Recently, thanks to the support of Tony Kilduff, THI has been able to construct 2 new permanent classroom and one staff room on site. These have already significantly improved the teaching, learning and motivation of the staff and pupils, giving them space and better conditions in which to plan, mark and learn. Aside from these new structures and one further County Government built permanent classroom, the school still has 9 temporary class structures with crowded desks and a lack of educational resources. The school is fortunate to be able to use water from a borehole adjacent to the school but they only have one tap stand for washing, cooking and cleaning and no storage tank on site.
- 2 x Permanent classrooms with 50 desks and chairs in each - Staff room construction - Provision of sports resources - Provision of text books
See the photos of these completed projects on our timeline here!
The school has highlighted that their immediate needs include:
9 Further classrooms
Gender specific toilet blocks with access to water for handwashing facilities and drinking
If you would like to contribute to any of the above projects please donate here.