Kyusyani's Transformation: A Magnet for Opportunity and Excellence

20 February 2024

The project led by the Tsavo Trust completed the construction and outfitting of a science laboratory and provided the Kyusyani Secondary school with water and solar power, within the Kamungi Conservancy in Southern Kenya.  The project has had a ripple effect far beyond the walls of the new science laboratory, with a 13.75% increase in students enrolling from local and neighbouring communities. This jump, from 160 students in 2023 to 182 in 2024, reflects a growing confidence in the school's ability to provide quality education. 

But the impact goes deeper than numbers. The improved learning environment, coupled with equal access to resources, has ignited a passion for learning. This is evident in the historic academic achievement in the 2023 National Exams. For the first time ever, four students secured outstanding grades, paving the way for one to join a public university and three to enroll in prestigious diploma courses. This remarkable feat signifies a breakthrough for the school and a beacon of hope for future generations.

The project's success can be attributed to several factors:

  • Enhanced learning environment: The state-of-the-art science laboratory with modern equipment offers hands-on learning experiences, fostering a love for science.
  • Digital literacy: The generous contribution by ARES NGO with laptops, a projector, and pre-loaded e-learning content has ushered in a new era of digital learning, preparing students for the future.
  • Equal access to resources: Bridging the gap with urban schools, the project ensures all students have the tools they need to excel.
  • Community engagement: Collaborations with local organizations and the county government have fostered a sense of ownership and pride in the school, leading to increased enrollment and support.

Kyusyani's transformation is a testament to the power of collaboration, investment in education, and community engagement. It offers a model for positive change, showcasing the potential to unlock the talent and potential of every child, regardless of their background.