1. December 2020 – New construction begun in August 2019 and shall be completed by February 2020

Makonjemare Primary school now has a brand new school that is beginning to take shape.  With the support from Wilde Ganzen and Learn Foundation, the school can now proudly say they have child-friendly learning facilities

This includes construction of 7 standard classrooms, new and fully equipped administration block, modern equipped kitchen, multi-purpose hall and a flourishing Moringa Oleifera garden .


New kitchen and staffroom under construction



2. Launching the project to build a new school for Makonjemare in July 2019

Children at Makonjemare primary school make every effort to do self – organised study while at the same time, assisting each other in the challenging learning journey because they lack enough child friendly physical facilities (classrooms and desks), teaching and learning materials. Children can now look forward to child friendly learning facilities by November 2019. This has been made possible by Learn! Foundation and Wilde Ganzen and several other supporters and well wishers in the Netherlands. The function was attended by Hon. Teddy Mwambire, one of the partners in the project, the Project Contractor, the Clerk of Works, education officials, parents, teachers, students and opinion leaders.


3. Working in partnership for the success of building a new school at Makonjemare is key
LIBA works in partnership for the success of its programs. For this project, LIBA is working with the County Government of Kilifi particularly the Ministry of Education and ICT and the office of the Member of Parliament of Ganze Constituency to make it possible to install water tanks and drip irrigation kits at Makonjemare primary to support a self sustaining school feeding program. Additionally, the County Government of Kilifi will support the construction of PP1 and PP2 classes at the school. This discussions and agreements were reached at the CEC for Education and ICT (Minister for Education), Prof. Gabriel Katanas office, when Ingrid Vink of Learn Foundation paid him a courtesy call. Lifting the Barriers and Learn Foundation was honoured to have a round table discussion with the Deputy Governor of Kilifi, H.E Saburi, Hon Teddy Mwambire and Hon. Prof. Gabriel Katana to discuss these developments.

4. August 2019 – Project take off at Makonjemare primary school, Vitengeni, kilifi, Kenya
Lifting the Barriers has finally begun the construction of a new school with modern, child friendly teaching and learning facilities at Makonjemare primary school. This has been made possible by Learn Foundation and Wilde Ganzen together with other partners and well-wishers. This support will make it possible to
a) Build 6 new standard classrooms
b) 6 sanitation blocks
c) Modern kitchen equipped with cooking stoves (jikos)
d) Completion of a classroom started by parents
e) Construction of a staffroom
f) Completion of a multipurpose hall

Parents offer paid labour and will work very closely with the contractor.