DARE is run by Emma and Kitonga. They are ably assisted by a small team of Kenyan volunteers and supported by ‘Friends Who DARE’, people they just couldn’t do without. If you would like to become a Daring Friend please get in touch, they’d love to hear from you.
They work with pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya helping them to build the capacity they need to undertake their own development projects and thereby take control of their own future.
Olng’arua School is a small rural primary school serving a pastoralist community in Isiolo County.
They believe that the marginalized parts of the world will never achieve sustainable development if all they are ever offered is a deeply marginalized education. It is not good enough to say there are schools when they are too far away, or too unsafe for many children to attend. It is not good enough to say there are schools when there are no books and no teachers. To improve the future for those in northern Kenya they must improve the education offered to their children.
Olng’arua school has only modest financial backing but we aim to show that with care and thought it is possible for any school to provide good quality education. An education that encompasses some of the most modern ideas in child development and that allows a child to remain connected to their own community and environment as well as being part of the global community.
Olng’arua school is a family and they place as much importance on the child’s emotional and physical welfare as they do on their studies. They believe that happy children learn well and that if subjects are made interesting they will learn with enthusiasm. See more