Meisori Primary School caters for around 300 children and is located in an economically poor and barren area, near Lake Baringo.
Despite limited resources the children are very eager to learn and many walk up to six miles to attend the school. Sport is much-loved here and the Saga Charitable Trust has funded kit and equipment for their football and netball teams.
To help further their education, the Trust funded a library for the school, which is now fully stocked with books and newspapers, and is managed by the Kenyan Department of Library Services. The library not only serves Meisori, but other schools in the area as well as the local community. It is now so popular that saturday morning sees visitors coming from all directions to make use of the resources.
As part of a government scheme for children in designated hardship areas, Meisori School operates a feeding programme and for many students, this may be their only meal of the day. The Trust agreed to fund a dining hall and community centre that would provide much-needed shelter. This new building has already proved to be a great asset, not only by providing a venue for school lunches, but also as a venue for assembly, drama and cultural performances, and community events and meetings.
The official opening ceremony of the new buildings was presided over by Trustee Emma Soames, amidst much celebration by children, teachers and parents.
Emma Soames' blog