The Sarah Waliaula Community Initiative is a non-profit organization, based in Busia County. With a vision to see students of selected schools in Busia County study with dignity, purpose and hope. WE create opportunities for holistic development through three key areas: ICT, Career Guiding and Counseling and Underwear’s & Sanitary Towels for all.
Computer studies can tap into students’ interest in technology, helping them become technology innovators. Teachers can build on these skills, allowing students to design technical solutions to problems in science, math, social studies, the arts, and literacy.Computer learning programs give students the opportunity to expand their horizons to learn skills they would not have the opportunity to acquire in the traditional classroom. Computer proficiency is increasingly indispensable in every job sector. This style of learning allows teachers to include multiple methods for offering useful content to students. Computers can be useful in terms of sharing assignments, indulging various activities, etc. It also helps in maintaining real-time communication experiences irrespective of the distance, and enhances knowledge. Computers play a vital role in every field. They aid industrial processes, they find application in medicine; they are the reason why software industries developed and flourished and they play an important role in education. This is also why the education system has made computer education a part of school curriculum.
Tens of thousands of kids don’t have access to clean underwear and Sanitary Towels. Many children whose families struggle to make ends meet come to school with nothing at all, because they don’t have enough pair to get them through the week. Such scenarios can be humiliating—and even scary for students who are frightened a teacher or classmate can smell or tell what they’re missing. By working to ensure that all children have access to the daily dignity of clean underwear, we promote the conditions of success every student deserves – from basic hygiene and better attendance to brighter outlooks about themselves and the world around them. Undies are often easy to overlook but we believe those little layers can lead to greatness.
Most people recognize the critical link between the important foundation which Nursery,pre-school and primary education provides, and the level of success in education students will experience later on. Those first formative years are essential to a child’s education and development as a whole. The Kenyan government recognizes this link and encourages communities to set up local nursery,pre-schools and primary. However, with no financial support, the reality is that Nursery, pre-schools are almost always run on a voluntary basis without any resources, and most teachers work for free, often in buildings which are unsuitable and even unsafe for children. Dorothy Schwartz Community Centre is making a difference to early education by ensuring that the Nursery,pre-schools and Primary are equipped with the essential components necessary to providing this project: enthusiastic teachers, varied learning resources, a fun place to learn, and coordinated support at a senior level. DSCC is providing a benefit to hundreds of young children, providing local employment to pre-school teachers, helping communities to look after their most vulnerable youngsters.The school is located in Mukuru Slum, which is the second largest in Kenya, second only to the Kibera slums, which is considered one of the largest slums in the world. Within the Mukuru Slums there is a population of slightly over one million people where access to clean water, sanitation, education and medical facilities is at its lowest. It is these conditions that made us initiate the idea of starting education programs within these slums. The school is named after an American retired medical nurse who came to visit as a volunteer and later became part of the school. Through her networks, the school now offers High School Scholarships to successful DSCC graduates.
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It is very IMPORTANT to NOTE that for every safari you book with US, we plant a TREE in your NAME! So far we have planted over 5000 trees!
We adhere to a carefully crafted model of experiential ecotourism, anchoring all of our safaris and tours with our unique conservation philosophy of the land, care of the people and care of the wildlife.
You can therefore rest assured that RPS runs tours and safaris with a core focus on conservation – helping you enjoy all that these holiday destinations have to offer, while at the same time having as little impact on the natural surroundings as possible.
In essence, going on a safari holiday with RPS means that you are able to directly contribute towards the land and wildlife conservation in Kenya. After travelling on safari or tour with us, you will come to appreciate that as the lucky custodians of these beautiful destinations, it is therefore our responsibility to conserve their delicate eco-systems and respect the wild animals they’re home to, as well as educate surrounding communities on how to continue caring for them.
At each of the hotels / lodges and safari destinations, we’ve invested in extensive training to produce expert safari guides and naturalists who are able to give you a deep understanding of each game reserve’s unique qualities and potential future challenges.
We tread lightly, partner with green safari lodges where possible, apply eco-sensitivity in all that we do. By doing all of this, we genuinely believe that we can help protect threatened ecosystems, endangered species and their precious diversity of wildlife areas. To this effect, we ONLY partner with agents/ lodges that pass the bellow criteria:
• Helps conserve the surrounding flora and fauna.
• Tries to work with the local community.
• Offers educational interpretive programs to both its employees and tourists about the surrounding natural and cultural environments.
• Uses alternative, sustainable means of water acquisition and reduces water consumption.
• Provides for careful handling and disposal of solid waste and sewage.
• Meets its energy needs through passive design and renewable energy resources.
• Uses traditional building technology and materials wherever possible and combines these with their modern counterparts.
• During construction has minimal impact on the natural environment.
• Blends with local physical and cultural environment through careful attention to form, landscaping and color, as well as the use of local traditional architecture.
• Contributes to sustainable local community development through education programs and research.