Development Assistance for Rural Education

supporting community education among pastoralist groups in northern Kenya

Olng’arua School News


Sadly the area around the school is still insecure. The constant stress of conflict and drought is wearing everybody in the community down. However, the school is open and it is great to see that when the children are there they get a chance to forget the problems for a while. In these photographs they …

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Olng’arua Photo Journal

  • Growing food in a drought is tough!

    Growing food in a drought is tough!

    Trying to keep the school vegetable patch alive when we have to carry all water to the school in buckets and containers is proving hard, but all the ‘grey water’ gets given to the plants and they are hanging in there.

  • Lions feeding squirrels!

    Lions feeding squirrels!

    The Lion group are the oldest kids in the school and they help out around the school in many ways. Here they are serving milk to the squirrel group (the youngest children in the school) during milk break.

  • Dressing up and having fun

    Dressing up and having fun

  • Mums play volleyball

    Mums play volleyball

    The kids take a break and watch while their mothers play volleyball.

  • Grevy’s Zebra

    Grevy’s Zebra

    Grevy’s zebra are endangered but wonderfully they are a common sight around the school. The Olng’arua (marsh in the Maa language) is an important dry season resource for them, as well as other wildlife, and that is one of the reasons why we are working so hard to protect it.

  • The wheelbarrow race

    The wheelbarrow race

    Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy the wheelbarrow race? Excessive laughter caused several of the competitors to withdraw from the race early (collapsed in fits of giggles), only the most highly disciplined made it to the end.