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St. James Community Orphans School

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St. James Community Orphans School

March 2, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

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Volunteer with St. James Community Orphans School

St. James Community Orphans School is a community owned school whose idea was conceived to the challenges that the community has been with over the years. For a long time, parents have passed on leaving their children to be orphans who are either total or partial. Due to constant and continuous death and other related issues, the number of these orphans grew to an escalating rate which eventually led to call for intervention. It is this regard the school has taken good care of most of these orphans since school opened its doors on the 9th January 2012 hitherto

St. James Community School is located in Mfangano Island, Homabay county in Kenya. It’s one of the many islands in Lake Victoria with several beaches. Being an island with many fishing beaches, it’s prone to a unique lifestyle that contributes to high prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS which leads to many orphans

St. James School is addressing three major problems

  1. Free education for these orphans
  2. Poor nutrition
  3. Alarming low levels of domestic income among caregivers households


In 2014, the school started with a population of 45 orphans represented in three kindergarten classes, with 3 teachers. To date the school is enjoying a population of 112 both total and partial orphans aged between 3 years to 12 years. The school has seven classes with 8 teachers.

LOCATION: The school is located within Mfangano Island, Waware sub-location, Mfangano north location, Mfangano division, Mbita Sub-county of Homa-bay County.




CLASSES: Baby class, Nursery class, Pre-unit class, Standard one to four

SPONSORS: Community sponsored



March 2, 2021 @ 8:00 am
March 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Kenya Voluntary Development Organization
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