Diagrama Foundation to support Rusinga Friends Spotlight Academy in Kenya

22 Feb 2024

Diagrama Foundation is committed to allowing children and adults to develop their full potential - and when one of our staff members shared details about a school in Kenya, where the children needed healthier living conditions, nutritious food each day and access to an education, we wanted to find out more.

Wilfred Njiri, Beth Maina's brother - who lives in Kenya, offered to visit the Rusinga Friends Spotlight School in Homa Bay, which for some children is not only a school but a home too, on a fact finding mission. Rusinga Friends Spotlight Academy is dedicated to providing quality education to their 217 students and want to ensure that every student in the area gets quality education. However, Wilfred discovered that in the short term they need funding to provide the children with basics including food, sanitary wear to decrease risk of infections, beds and mattresses for the new boys dormitory, text books and school uniforms. In the longer term the school is hoping to double the number of teachers from five to ten, build fifteen permanent classrooms and acquire a school bus to transport the students who walk long distances to and from school every day.

David McGuire, Chief Executive of Diagrama Foundation said, “When Beth told us about the Rusinga Friends Spotlight School we knew that we wanted to find out more. Following a very successful and emotional visit by her brother Wilfred, who talked to students and teachers about life at the school and witnessed firsthand the difficulties the school faces on a daily basis we launched a campaign to raise £5,000 to ensure these children will have access to food and an education."

Diagrama has agreed with the team at Rusinga that the £5,000 they hope to raise will be used for basic items to allow the children to learn every day.

To help us to raise funds for the children of Rusinga Friends Spotlight School please visit: www.gofundme.com/f/rusinga-friends-spotlight-school-fundraiser