Given its importance to individual development and prosperity, education is regarded highly by Nyumbani and the Hotcourses Foundation, which places an emphasis on supporting our educational projects.

At the Nyumbani Village there is a great range of learning resources available to the children through three institutions:

The Hotcourses Primary School 

Lawson High School 

 The Village Polytechnic

The Hotcourses Primary School


The Hotcourses Primary School

The School excels in singing and dancing and is rightly proud of winning a district-wide competition. We are always looking for financial support to help us run and expand the School. We run a sponsorship programme for individual children, whereby sponsors and fund the ongoing costs of educating individual children and are able to write to the children and monitor their development.

Primary School Class

Lawson High School

 


Lawson High School

Early 2010 saw the opening of the Lawson High School, also based in the Village. There are currently 340 students. It is also performing exceptionally well, in the most recent KCSE mock results for example the students had the highest mean score in the district. Last year the school attended a science congress attended by 16 of the best schools from the county, and Lawson came in the top 3. This is an outstanding result given the difficulties the children have had in their lives before coming to Nyumbani Village and clearly highlights the difference that can be made to these disadvantaged children

Lawson High School

 


The Village Polytechnic

Launched in 2008, the Polytechnic aims to provide technical training and appropriate livelihood skills to youths at the village as well as in the wider community. To date it has trained over 200 underprivileged children, the main approach being to encourage sustainability. Courses include IT, construction, carpentry, building techniques and masonry as well as beauty therapy, hairdressing and dressmaking and fashion design. Students enrol for two years to complete “level one” and upon completion of national exams can proceed to level 2 for a further 2 years.  Within the Polytechnic is a production unit, which produces woodwork and metalwork as well as tailoring and designing clothing. These products are then sold to local communities; in fact there is currently a Polytechnic showroom in the next village a few miles from Nyumbani Village. There are currently 80 children enrolled in the Polytechnic.