Loldia Primary School
Loldia Ranch is a private farmstead on Lake Naivasha that we often visit while we explore the great Rift Valley Lakes in central Kenya. Several years ago, our host at Loldia, Peter Njoroge, invited us to visit the nearby Loldia Primary School.
The school has more than 1,000 students, ranging in age from 6 to 17 years old. Many of the children walk several miles to and from school, which runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The government of Kenya introduced free public education in 2003, but did not always provide adequate resources to meet the needs of the increased numbers of students.
We were impressed by the loving commitment of the headmaster and teachers to the education of their students. Their enthusiasm clearly inspires the students, many of whom are the first in their families to go to school.
Our unrestricted donations have been used to supplement the funding the school receives.