Our Lady of Orore Primary School
Our school in Orore is a primary school for children in the age 6 to 14.
We are 19 teachers and 552 students – 220 of those are in the boarding school, 127 are orphans, often by HIV/aids cases and supported by scholarships.
Besides the average academic subjects we teach the children in different “life skills programs”, where we teach the children about a life beyond fishing; during practical work on the school and in the local community, our yearly school trip with our school bus out of the region (destination to Nairobi, Kisumu or Nakuru) and professionals from outside making lectures for our students.
In addition we have elder students teaching the smaller students about different society issues – our so-called “Health-club”.
Once a year we have our “parents’ day” which is meant to increase the parents’ sense of involvement and co-responsibility for their child in our school.
The Marist Brothers in Orore are trying to improve many aspects in the local community during different projects; teaching widows and elder women in farming so they manage to secure part of their living by themselves, CBO’s (community based organisations), where we support and help with different local initiatives, cooperating with the government schools in the neighbourhood and by improving the infrastructure. Our next big project is a common service centre including a free library and access to cyberspace.
- How to get here? The school i located in Orore, which lays down coast from Roo.
- From Nairobi to Orore: 410 km (approx. 9 ours)
- From Kisumu to Orore: 180 km (approx. 5 ours)
- From Roo to Orore: 65 km (approx. 2 ours)