Kijana is working hard to meet the demands of a growing Junior secondary studentry at the Global Innovation School. Junior secondary education serves as a bridge between primary and secondary school for students aged 12 to 14 years. Junior secondary school involves Grades 7, 8 and 9. As a result, contruction of a new Junior Secondary School building was essential to keep pace with this new reality.
Kijana’s Global Innovation School has experienced substantial growth since opening in January 2020 with 15 students. As of early February 2023, school enrollment is 172 students. However, due to increasing demand for quality education, we anticipate that enrollment will exceed 200 students some time this year.
In 2022, Kijana’s generous donors provided the required funding needed to start the project. In October 2022, under the guidance and determination of Project Manager and Director, Ebby Shiroya, the structure went from pre-foundation to a functioning classroom building housing students by the end of January 2023.
A major part of Kijana’s overall vision is developing a creative, imaginative, and collaborative curriculum in an architecturally unique setting. Kijana is constantly in pursuit of excellence regarding ways to provide outstanding academic learning programs and experiential enrichment activities encapsulated in a distinctive physical environment.
Our Junior Secondary School classroom/laboratory building progresses and is nearing completion. The construction of the school has provided many employment opportunites throughout the area. Workers have been busy with some of the following:
- laying terrazzo flooring
- electrical wiring of classes
- fitting gutters
- playground leveling the new playground and adjacent fields for students, and
- plastering of classroom walls
In addition, classrooms within the Junior Secondary School building have been adourned with:
- white boards
- desks and tables and much more
- smart board tecchnology to be installed soon.
All of these efforts will culminate in the completion of a creative and functional sturcture that will aid students in the development of their eductional journey at the Global Innovation School.