Kasarani Treeside Secondary for the Deaf
KASARANI TREESIDE SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.
The County Director Special Needs office and Kasarani District Education Board (D.E.B) in conjunction with BOG of Treeside special school have identified a Big Gap in the education of Deaf students in Nairobi. There is a dire need for a Secondary School in Nairobi for the deaf children.
Treeside Special School is in the process of starting as a pilot project the 1st ever Secondary school for the Deaf in Nairobi County. This need arose after a survey was conducted and established that it is very difficult to start a special school alongside normal classes due to stigma and financial implications related to the nature and amount of training equipment and materials needed for training of Deaf students.
The main players have been trying in to establish the Deaf school alongside any of the normal secondary schools for the last four (4) years in vain.
Treeside Special School and the Board of Governors are willing to host the new school and therefore are welcoming all well wishers who share this noble dream with them to come on board and help us realize this dream.
The Administration of the school intends to mobilize the community, the Non Government Organizations especially those who are in the disability arena, corporate bodies, religious organizations and the Government of the Republic of Kenya to come out and assist in the inception of this school.
Currently Treeside Special School has no infrastructure like classrooms, dormitories, sanitary facilities and office. The school will make use of any available space to accommodate the new students for the meantime while funds are sort to build new classes.
We therefore Appeal for Technical and Professional Advice and inputs from structural Engineers, physical planners, contractors and in particular the Ministry of public works.
We also intend to start the Pilot project with at least
1. One (1) office and staffroom
2. Four (4) permanent classrooms
3. Three (3) staff houses
4. An Abolution Block/Sanitary facility.
All these are estimated to cost a minimum of Ksh.10.8m at the rate of 1.2 m per class or unit. All other costs are not included in this estimate. We appeal to all and sundry to help these deaf students access education.
Since we intend to start admissions immediately after the General Elections in Mid of March 2013,we appeal to well wishers to support us with the basic requirements like Desk, chairs, writing materials, blackboards text and pens, rulers, exercise books, basins, buckets, dress making equipments, farming tools, sanitary materials among others.