Development Assistance for Rural Education

supporting community education among pastoralist groups in northern Kenya

Olng’arua School News

Gunfire during school time

Sadly no one at Olng’arua School is a stranger to the sound of gunfire. Little over a year ago most were, but not now. In May 2015, after years of being the peaceful corner of Isiolo County, a low level but persistent conflict between different pastoralist groups broke out. The school found itself positioned on …

Jigsaw Time

The Leopards decided to tackle a jigsaw puzzle of the world (thank you Jonny and Laura). Finding out where each country went was fun and not too difficult. All that blue ocean was another matter! However, with the help of Maria they got it sorted out.

Daring News


Well not quite, not entirely unreachable but not far from it. I don’t know why but for months now we have been unable to get a mobile signal at our home base, and mobile is also how we get internet. Olng’arua School doesn’t have mobile coverage either, nor do most of the other places we …

Football not Fighting

Sarah and Fergus Brown have donated football shirts to help our program of supporting youth football teams in Isiolo County. Football is a useful tool in conflict resolution and reduction. A healthy alternative for young men who may otherwise find themselves dragged into conflict. However most teams in northern Kenya play with plastic bag balls …

Olng’arua Photo Journal