BUILDING THE SCHOOL
ISOMA Children's Mission is to bring free quality education to the children of Orkisima Village. We need your help to build the infrastructure to enable the children to learn. At the begnning of 2023 we raised money and acquired a 9 acre land in Orkisima, where we plan to build the International School of Maasai Children.
Terrain location: Latitude: -3.442991, Longitude: 36.177231
MSc Architecture &
Maria Degetau, Master of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design working with ISOMA Children as a volunteer to bring our school project to life. Her vision is not only to build a school, but a centre of education where everybody can come. Not only the children but all the families and community members of Orkisima. The design considers climate change adaptation techniques and most importantly rain water captivation and storage within the roofs of the classrooms, so the school can provide safe drinking water and grow its own food for the majority of the year. This could be complimented with other water technologies in case the rain period is not enough.
The design is also considering the use of local materials and inspiration from Maasai building techniques. We want the community to be involved in the construction process so they can develop skills and learn some of the techniques that could help develop their own homes and future constructions to be more climate resilient and to captivate water.
WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR ANY DONATION, BIG OR SMALL TO HELP US ACCOMPLISH OUR GOALS.
EDUCATION LINKED OBJECTIVES
1. Identify children in need of formal education and training;
2. Bring literacy to children, ages 5-17 of the Orkisima village;
3. Build facilities and schools in the remote area of Orkisima village for children’s education and integral development;
4. Ensure children continue their studies in other facilities if ISOMA Children cannot provide access or faces limitations.
5. Organize, coordinate, facilitate and build programmes to aid the community regarding; free formal school education for children, health education, environmental education, physical sports education, artistical education and related or complimentary focus areas;
6. Educate children in Swahili and English language, and promote Maasai literacy and history;
7. Find scholarships and sponsorships for children from poor families;
8. Build a programme to ensure children have access to job employment opportunities and University level studies once they complete their primary and secondary education programme;