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. Gabriels Katana 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.



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.



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.


Reaching the underserved to acquire quality education

Makonjemare primary school in Kilifi, Kenya is indeed, hard-to-reach school.  It located in rural part of Kilifi where roads become almost impassable during rainy season.  All the way and around the school are thorny bushes that beautify the landscape.   Because we have to deliver the promise to our donors, community and partners, LIBA staff and volunteers make every effort to get there.  Our motivation is, these children go though the worst every day to get an education therefore we endevour to use available means to get there (motorbike, walking for long distances, vehicle hire among others).   Learn Foundation is making things better for them by improving learning environment at the school and building the skills of teachers and students to become part of the global community.








Together with Learn! Foundation and Wilde Ganzen and Lifting the Barriers as their implementing partner on the ground, we will be building a new school at Makonjemare.  This will includes building six classrooms and six sanitation (toilet) facilities.  Additionally, we will complete a classroom that was started off by the parents and do the final touches in the multi-purpose hall like plastering and putting the metal grill on the doors and windows.

This is a big project with huge financial implication and without the cooperation from the two organizations mentioned above and Lifting the Barriers, this could not be achieved.


  • Makonjemare primary School is in Ganze Constituency, Kilifi County, Kenya.
  • The direct beneficiaries are 270 learners, 10 teachers and 110 parents
  • The total cost of this project is € 81.333,00.  In Kenya shillings it will be 9,529,788
  • This project is known as number 2017.0542 by Wilde Ganzen

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