LOCATION:

Bukembe, Kenya

PROJECT TEAM:

Georgetown University

PARTICULAR NEED:

New dormitories 

CUSTOMIZED SOLUTION:

Build a new dormitory for approximately 160 female students who are currently all living in one mess hall

ENROLLMENT:

230 Students

PARTNERS:

Wema Children Incorporated and Highway Academy

PROJECT STATUS:

In progress

AREA OVERVIEW:

According to a 2014 World Bank Census, 45.9% of Kenyans live below the poverty line. In rural areas, around 50% of children remain illiterate. Bukembe, a rural village located in Bungoma County, is home to approximately 40,000 people. It is a largely agricultural community that relies on sugarcane and maize production. This county is one of the most impoverished in the country and in the world.

SUSTAINABILITY PLAN:

The town of Bukembe is invested in Wema’s continued success. The community currently provides one half of the income for the school. The school also receives donations from the town in the form of food and physical help.