Development Assistance for Rural Education

supporting community education among pastoralist groups in northern Kenya

Olng’arua School News

Young Yogis

With confidence, flexibility and incredible balance the Squirrel Group (our youngest) are all naturals at yoga. I would love to say that I teach them yoga but the truth is they can do things with balance and strength, and yes even inner calm, that I have never managed to achieve in all my years of …

The Sting

This is another post in our occasional medical series. Each morning, when we gather for the meeting that starts the day, as well as taking the register we also have a health check. “How are you all today” is meant more literally than the normal pleasant greeting. Most mornings there is nothing more than a …

Daring News

Crowned Cranes

Due to habitat loss the once abundant grey crowned cranes of East Africa are on the decline. Our marsh area was a typical example. It used to be a great breeding habitat for the crowned crane but as it dried up and was heavily grazed the crown cranes were left without a suitable breeding habitat. …

Olng’arua Photo Journal

  • Natunini Fashion

    Natunini Fashion

    Natunini is almost certainly going to become a milliner, or at the very least a leader in hat fashion. As several photographs on this site will testify, she is often to be seen wearing stylish head gear. This floral arrangement, made from desert rose flowers, is just the latest of this fashionista’s creations.

  • Benefits of a cracked pipe

    Benefits of a cracked pipe

    A crack in a water pipe is a problem for the maintenance team (AKA Kitonga and Moses) but for the rest of us there is a pleasant side effect. As the land and plants all around us take on their long dry season look, of dusty ochre and parched leaflessness, we have a little oasis …

  • Hula Hooping

    Hula Hooping

  • Beans and Sweet Potatoes

    Beans and Sweet Potatoes

    These members of the Rhino group are hoping the elephants won’t find their little vegetable sack garden, hidden as it is behind the dinning hall.

  • Ladies who Lunch

    Ladies who Lunch

    Two young ladies from the Rhino group, enjoying a moment of quiet in the dinning hall before the main lunch crowd comes in.

  • Useful Life Lesson from Olng’arua School

    Useful Life Lesson from Olng’arua School

    #46 How to carry a table when you are small.