Construction of a school in Ukunda
Education as an opportunity. Mekaela Ratinga Junior School is located near the city of Ukunda, a coastal town with a population of about 50,000. It was founded by a Kenyan and expanded with financial support from two German couples. In August 2014 the two couples transferred the school to Mekaela Academies, an umbrella organization of several private schools in Kenya.
The quality of teaching at the Ratinga School had not been very good until then. This is to change with the help of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation and the airline Condor. The aim is to offer a high-quality education and, in a few years, a degree that will enable the students to attend a secondary school.
After the expansion, the Ratinga school will be able to accommodate up to 360 children and employ ten teachers and four assistants. The class size should not exceed 40 children. To achieve this, eight additional rooms will be needed: The expenditure therefore includes the construction and equipment of five additional classrooms, a teachers' room, a toilet block and a library.