How MKU proposal writing skills helped me to get donations
AM PETER MUEMA NZAMULI an employee of teacher’s service commission-Kenya. I was employed in the year 2010, since that time I have worked in several schools in Endau/ Mwitika zone, Mwitika division, Mutitu Sub -County in Kitui County.
In the year 2017 I decided to join Mount Kenya University to further my studies during my period of study, I went through research unit under the lecturer named DR. Agnes Kalenywa. After completion of the unit, I gain more writing skills of proposal and research project.
Ngumbwa primary school is a catholic sponsored educational facility registered under the ministry of education.It is located in Kawelu village, Kavingo sub location of Mwitika ward, Mutitu sub- County in Kitui County. The school was started in the year 2009, the school enrolls pupils from Kawelu, Imuusi, Kyangeni and Kaluli villages, because the school is situated at a very strategic place which borders all these villages.
The parents are resource poor and depend on cereal grains cultivated on small portions of land in a semi-arid region to cater for their basic needs.
In September 2018, I was posted to Ngumbwa primary school has an acting head teacher capacity to reopen this school, which had be closed down by Mutitu sub-county director of the education together with the other officers from Mutitu Sub-county public health, due to poor infrastructures which was hazard to the learners.
On my arrival the school had six temporal classrooms which are mud walled and roofed by galvanized iron sheets. The building also pose health hazard to pupils especially during the cold seasons whereby there is a high like hood of poisonous snakes finding shelter in the wall cracks. These temporal structures also have got no doors. This allows free flow of winds in and out of classrooms causing colds in the morning. Such conditions are not child friendly.
After learning above problems stated, I decided to write several proposals to seek funds from government, well-wishers and donors in order to set up modern classrooms, pit latrines and borehole.
One among them was successful and the donor offered to build ten modern classroom, ten pit latrines and borehole.
However, the donor could only provide materials which was not locally available and pay for labour. The donor required that, the parents to participate in providing sand, water and dig two pits hole.
During this period when project was ongoing, the parents were unable to provide funds to purchase the materials, since there was wide spread of drought, therefore I was forced to use my own funds to a tune of Ksh.276, 275.00, in order to make the project successful and complete on time.
All the structures are currently operational and as improved learning environment and sanitation for learners of school.Personally I would like to appreciate a lot for knowledge that I have acquired from Mount Kenya University during my period of study at the campus, since I was able to unlocking infinite possibilities to the learners, parents and entire community members of Ngumbwa primary school.
Finally God bless Mount Kenya University for equipping students in Kenya and all other parts of the world with relevant knowledge, skills and technology to solve current emerging issues in the modern societies.