Development Assistance for Rural Education

supporting community education among pastoralist groups in northern Kenya

Olng’arua School News

Dancing

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 …

World Book Day

Happy World Book Day! The children at Olng’arua love books. With no TV, books are their window to the world, their inspiration and a way to escape the daily hardships they face. Sadly though we have very few books. Why don’t you help us celebrate world book day by sending us a book from our …

Daring News

Olng’arua Photo Journal

  • 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.

  • Tree Planting

    Tree Planting

    To mark his long association with the school we asked Peter Bender to plant at tree when he came to visit us.

  • Cleaning the toilets

    Cleaning the toilets