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Olympic Primary School & RGI Charity Projects

In 2006, RGI Charity completed their first project  for the Olympic Primary School; building a library. Since then they have worked closely with their partners in Kenya to identify areas that have the most need and where they can make the most impact. Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved, as well as generous donations, RGI has been able to complete many wonderful projects at Olympic Primary School!

About the Olympic Primary School

The Olympic Primary School is a government run school for grades 1 - 8 and was established in 1980. It is located in the Kibera slum district, in Nairobi, Kenya. Because of its reputation for hard work and strong academic performance, it has grown to become the largest public primary school throughout East and Central Africa with a student population of over 4000. The school is terribly underfunded by the government, they receive less than $15 per student, per year to run the school and cover all operating expenses. With approximately 40 teachers on staff (including volunteers), class sizes average about 100 students per teacher. 

RGI Projects Completed at Olympic Primary School

2006

  • Set up new library shelving and reading area
  • School supplies

2007

  • School supplies

2008

  • 25 classrooms refurbished with new teaching boards
  • 50 kgs of school supplies

2009

  • 10 classrooms refurbished with new teaching boards
  • 7 classrooms with new cement floors
  • Exterior repainting of the school
  • 50 kgs of school supplies

2010

  • 1000 soccer uniforms and soccer equipment donated by Cumberland United Soccer Club - Transportation provided by Maritime Ontario (Randy Wood) and Swiss Cargo International (Paul Keery)
  • Construction of new cement walkways to connect classrooms
  • 50kgs of school supplies

2011

  • 140 pairs of Bata Safari boots delivered to Maasai school kids near Amboselli. This school is supported by Gamewatchers Safaris who own the Amboselli Porini Camp. Since Gamewatchers Safaris is an important sponsor of the RGI through the donation of a safari for our silent auction, this school project was our way of contributing to their corporate social responsibility objectives.
  • 85 kgs of school supplies to Olympic Primary School

2012

  • Construction of new cement walkways to connect all classrooms and alleviate mud problems during the rainy season
  • Appreciation salary paid to 15 volunteer teachers
  • 80 kgs of school supplies

2013

  • 3 blocks of classrooms - new roofing and windows, new blackboards and the walls were all re-plastered and painted.
  • Appreciation salary paid to 16 volunteer teachers
  • 80 kgs of school supplies

2014

  • Appreciation salary paid to 13 volunteer teachers
  • Construction of 20 new school desks
  • Complete retrofit of the toilet block: new plumbing, new water tanks, new toilets, new roof, new windows, new cement floor
  • New doors on the 38 cubicles were installed and the entire toilet block was plastered and painted
  • 60 kgs of school supplies delivered
  • Building of new kitchen for rural school in Ol Kinyei conservancy. This is a Maasai primary school sponsored by Gamewatchers Safaris who own Mara Porini Camp, located in this conservancy. Since Gamewatcher Safaris is an important benefactor of the RGI through the donation of a safari for our silent auction, this school project was our way of contributing to their corporate social responsibility objectives.

2015

  • New roofing, windows, paint for 8 classrooms
  • Construction of 20 new school desks
  • Safety wall around school campus was repaired and reinforced
  • 100 kgs. of school supplies delivered
  • Financial contribution to Gamewatchers Bursary Program for Maasai children attending rural school

2016

  • New roof & windows: cyber room for the scholarship students on the campus of the Olympic School
  • New roofing & windows for 8 more classrooms, including eaves troughs to harvest rain water
  • Construction of 56 new school desks
  • 50 kgs of school supplies delivered

2017

  • New roofing and eaves troughs for 9 classrooms
  • 4 large water tanks connected to eaves troughs to harvest rain water
  • Installation of more water taps to increase kids’ access to water on campus
  • New cooker lids for kitchen
  • Construction of 120 new school desks
  • 80 kgs of school supplies delivered
  • Financial contribution to Gamewatchers Safaris for building of latrines at the rural Maasai school that the company supports in the OL Kinyei conservancy

2018

  • New terrazzo flooring in 8 classrooms
  • New terrazzo flooring for 2 exterior walkways connecting blocks of classrooms
  • Complete retrofit of a grade 4 classroom: roof, ceiling, teaching boards, painting
  • 100 chairs for the library and for the teachers / kitchen staff
  • Construction of 80 new school desks
  • New shelving in the cyber/study room for the scholarship students
  • Purchase of scientific calculators for the scholarship students
  • 70 kgs of school supplies delivered
  • Financial contribution to Gamewatchers Bursary Program for Maasai children attending rural school