PROJECT TITLECONSTRUCTION OF A VILLAGE LIBRARY
DURATION5 YEARS (2011-2016)
IMPLEMENTING AGENCYMUNAMI EDUCATION SELF HELP GROUP
P.O BOX 35 (POSTCODE-50100) MUMIAS
CONTACT PERSONOMARI OREMBO PROTUS
POSITION: PROJECT COORDINATOR
ACCOUNT NAME: MUNAMI COMMUNITY EDUCATION SELF HELP GROUP
EQUITY BANK OF KENYA L.T.D
Munami community educational self help group (SHG) is a grass root organization that was registered in December 2007 as a community based organization (CBO) and begun its operation in January 2008. The aim with our organization is to empower the community particularly the vulnerable groups through educational programmes, social training and learning. The organization operates within Munami village, Matungu division, Mumias district within Kakamega county of Kenya. The organization has two programmes: offering educational Support for the orphans and Human Rights Campaign Project particularly for child right advocacy, currently organization in partnership with other agencies is sponsoring 43 orphan children i.e 30 in primary school and 13 in secondary school. The organization also networks with ministry of education gender, sports and social services and different youth groups located within Kakamega County. These groups include: Jamri, Juhudi, Bangok Hall, Tuungane, Acquity, St.Peters and Church of Christ in Africa (CCA).These groups come together to work towards a common course which is to empower the community through education. 1.1.PROBLEM STATEMENT
The youth in Kenya total to about 9.1million and account for 32% of the population. Munami village is a sugarcane growing zone in Western Kenya with a population of 5,024 as per the 2009 census. The village lies within Mumias district which is a transport and trade hub for the Busia and Kakamega county part of western Kenya. In the district the village has the greatest percentage of youth without elementary education in the region due to inadequate learning facilities such as libraries. This has led to poor performance in the national examinations. Thus many youths end up idling around in the village, resulting to increased level of social malpractices. Further, the national economic stimulus programme and the free primary education programme initiated by the government have not adequately provided enough learning facilities to cater for population and the increased school enrolment rate in the village. Furthermore, most of those enrolled have limited access to library services leading to poor performance. Compounding this problem are factors such as child labour; where parents encourage their children to engage in sugarcane plantation for family sustainability than educational empowerment, Lack of full support to the vulnerable group from the community, Health related problems such as HIV/Aids have contributed to the creation of vulnerable children in the village. All these have contributed to social issues such as crime, and deviant behaviour, insecurity, drug and alcohol abuse and exploitation of children, lack of opportunities and limited access to information.
Currently, Munami village has limited educational facilities which have contributed to declining performance in the national examinations, low rate of school enrolment and high rate of school drop outs. This project will go a long way in addressing these issues that affects the school going children and literacy level of general population. This project will provide a conducive learning facility, well equipped with modern learning materials. It will also promote learning and reading culture, thus enabling the residents of Munami...