Construction of a school in Ukunda
The Mekaela Ratinga Junior School is located near the town of Ukunda, a coastal town of approximately 50,000 inhabitants. It was founded around three years ago by a Kenyan and developed with the financial support of two couples from Germany. In August 2014, the two couples handed over the school to the Mekaela Academies, an umbrella organisation comprising several private schools in Kenya. Up to that point the quality of teaching at the Ratinga school had not been satisfactory. This is to change with the help of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation and the airline Condor. The plan is to offer good quality education and, in a few years, also a school leaving certificate which will enable the pupils to continue on and attend secondary school. Following the development, the Ratinga school will be able to take on up to 360 children and employ ten teachers as well as four teaching assistants. Eight additional classrooms are required in order to achieve this. The expenses therefore cover the building and furnishing of five additional classrooms, a staff room, a toilet block and a library.