A science lab for a secondary school

The project aims to complete the construction and outfitting of a science laboratory at the Kyusyani Secondary school within the Kamungi Conservancy in Southern Kenya. The project also includes providing the school with water and solar power. Once the structural construction on the science laboratory is completed, the roof will be equipped with guttering for rain water harvesting. A 10’000L rain water harvesting tank will be installed to store the rain water. The laboratory will be outfitted and equipped with furniture and apparatus. A sustainability fund will be allotted from the school’s "Operation and Tuition Funds Account", in order to maintain the equipment at the school.

Founded in 2012, theTsavo Trust is a Kenyan not-for-profit conservation organisation that provides core support to secure wildlife, habitat and key communities in Kenya’s vast Tsavo Conservation Area.






Education / Environment / Community Development


December 2022 – November 2023


Kamungi / Kenya

With whom

The Tsavo Trust




49.7 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 1,460/year (2017)

Poverty rate *
36% (2015)

Literacy rate
79% (2016)

Human Development Index
142nd out of 189 countries (2018)

Kenya’s macro-economic conditions have progressed over the past decade, improving the welfare of its population. However, a quarter of its population lives in urban informal settlements, arid and semi-arid rural areas and remain vulnerable to poverty, conflict, structural underdevelopment and disease. Even though national absolute poverty has declined overall, it remains high compared with neighbouring countries. Primary school enrolment has reached 100%. Access to household services such as electricity, improved drinking water and sanitation has steadily increased, even though coverage remains low (23%, 47% and 33% respectively). Youth unemployment and vulnerability to climate change remain key challenges.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.