Reconstructing Education in Central Kenya

Situated in the heart of Nyeri, Kenya, the Federal Academy is a small elementary school that serves up to 200 students per semester, but the means to accommodate them are scarce. Inside, the lighting is limited, the concrete floors are hole-ridden, and the walls —blank and cracked. The painting on the outside of the building is fading, the roof is unstable and corroded, and the playground is a single rusted slide. The overall learning environment is in dire need of assistance, in a low-income neighborhood where education is needed and desired.

Studio C, our philanthropy committee from the Atlanta office of EYP, ( has teamed with school founders, Meshack and Sophia Mbogo, to bring hope to this small facility in central Kenya.  As architects, interior designers, and philanthropists, we believe that we can use our expertise to make a significant difference. Not only a difference in the quality of education that the children are receiving but also in the morale of those who work there.

Your donation will be used to transform this primary school into a strong, supportive environment, that will attract and retain students for years to come. All proceeds will be used to cover the purchasing and shipping costs of building materials and furnishings needed to renovate the school, in addition to travel expenses for our team of 25 volunteers. We will be bringing this vision to life over the course of a week in the spring of 2020.

Our team seeks to do the following:
- Replace the corrugated metal roofing
- Refinish the cracked concrete floors with new epoxy flooring finishes
- Repaint all the walls.
- Install chalkboards and provide new classroom furniture, including desks, benches, bookshelves, storage cabinets, and napping cots.
- Minor exterior landscaping, along with the installation of a new playground

Thank you for your donations! Any amount will be greatly appreciated and used strictly for purposes of renovating the facility.

School: Federal Academy Elementary School
Location: Nyeri, Kenya
Team: Studio C, EYP Atlanta (25 Volunteers)
When: Spring 2020

  • janna Kotlyar 
    • $200 
    • 20 mos
  • Melida Rodríguez  
    • $20 
    • 20 mos
  • Ivette Ruiz 
    • $500 
    • 21 mos
  • janna Kotlyar 
    • $100 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
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Fundraising team: Studio C (20)

Studio C 
Raised $1,655 from 16 donations
Atlanta, GA
Kefalari Mason 
Carole Ann Morris 
Team member
Raised $1,135 from 9 donations
Monica Soni 
Team member
Raised $1,050 from 4 donations
Ivette Ruiz 
Team member
Raised $910 from 8 donations
Janna Kotlyar 
Team member
Raised $600 from 5 donations
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