Empakasi Primary School and Eagle Crest Elementary School


Empakasi Primary School

Visiting Empakasi School- 2013

Visiting Empakasi School- 2013

Location: Kitengela, Kenya, southeast of Nairobi
Colorado Partner School: Eagle Crest Elementary, Longmont, Colorado, USA
Time as a Partner School: Partnered since 2013
Number of Students: Approximately 450, preschool to age 15
Number of Teachers: Approximately 10
History: Remote school surrounded by Nairobi National Park; adopted into Kenya public school system; have received considerable assistance through the years from Dr. George Jones from United States International University in Nairobi and the Kenya Wildlife Service, which takes some responsibility for Empakasi’s welfare considering that it is surrounded on three sides by Nairobi National Park.
Amenities: Two solid school buildings; two teacher cottages; a kitchen building; a large greenhouse and open garden; a 500-chicken coup; a nearby bore hole for water as well as a 2 rainwater collection tanks.
Needs: There is no sustainable method of cooking at the school, despite the kitchen building; there is no mode of transportation for the students to school; no electricity; poor sanitation.

Eagle Crest Elementary School

Eagle Crest Elementary SchoolLocation: 4444 Clover Basin Drive, Longmont, CO, 80503 –located on the southwestern edge of Longmont in the northern Front Range region; suburban
African Partner School:Empakasi Primary School, Kitengela, Kenya (formerly partnered with Mapampi Primary School, Silembe, Zambia)
Time as a Partner School: Partnered with Empakasi Primary School since 2013
Number of Students: Approximately 550, Kindergarten through 5th grades
Number of Teachers: Approximately 18 regular classroom teachers and 10 specialists
History: Opened in 1999, Eagle Crest is named for the eagles that used to nest in the area.
Website: http://eces.stvrain.k12.co.us/