The Learning Centre
The Learning Centre is an unusual facility which provides additional study support to primary and secondary school children, especially in English language and computer literacy, and has a small library. It also caters for adults who had no formal education.
A child passing exams after primary school (Standard 7) becomes eligible to enter the government secondary school system. Private schooling, which remains the only option for those that fail, is far less affordable. Further exams also have to be passed to proceed beyond Form 4 in state secondary schools. The Learning Centre is a very important facilitator to secondary schooling, providing support to children who fail, and wish to re-take their exams. It includes a small library donated by Read International.
The generosity of Solar Aid in providing a state-of-the-art solar power system in the Learning Centre in June 2010 meant that a much higher level of IT equipment could be planned, allowing online learning and development of sophisticated IT skills.
In December 2011, thanks to the generosity of Al Crawford, CEO of 192.COM, who entered a sponsored race across Costa Rica from one ocean to the other, and the David Anderson Africa Trust, a four workstation wifi network was installed, using very low power workstations assembled and provided by Kicheko Limited, a Tanzanian company from near Arusha.
The system is very heavily used.