Progetto Kenya 2020
Arcese‘s collaboration with Rosa Associati continues for the Discovery Kenya project, a charitable initiative that – through sport – aims to ensure school education and new opportunities in the future for children and young people in the West Pokot district in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province.
The partnership, which began in 2018, is now developing 3 new projects funded by Arcese that will be completed by 2021: the construction of a library at Kaptabuk Primary School, a Pre-Primary School in Kapsait, and a gym to be used by the Secondary School that is also located in Kapsait.
The aim is to develop a real academic-athletic focus, particularly focusing on the important role played by the education and training of the younger generations in the growth and development of both the territory and the entire country.
THE LIBRARY FOR KAPTABUK PRIMARY SCHOOL
Kaptabuk Primary School is attended by about 500 pupils aged 6 to 14 years, led by a team of 12 teachers. Rosa & Associati has been supporting the school for over 15 years and in 2018, thanks to Arcese’s assistance, it was able to expand the structure and make important improvements. The new project involves the construction of a library and study room, a new building with a surface area of over 60 square meters that will house about 200 books, including school textbooks and books for leisurely reading.
The project involves the construction of an infant school in Kapsait – near Rosa & Associati’s current training camp and the Secondary School opened in 2016 – to accommodate pre-school children, allowing them to prepare for integration at primary school. The building will have a kitchen and dining room and will be able to hold up to two classes, from morning to late afternoon, thus enabling the families of students and young athletes to better focus on their work commitments.
The project involves the construction of a gymnasium to be used by Kapsait Secondary School students, the high school founded in 2016 near Rosa & Associati’s current training camp that is currently attended by many young athletes. The gym includes a physical therapy centre in which to carry out, in addition to various activities, emergency therapy for the benefit of the local population.
DISCOVERY KENYA: A CONTINUOUSLY-GROWING INITIATIVE
Discovery Kenya is a unique project in the world, able to combine education and sport, to promote athletes and provide young people with the chance to expand their culture and increase their sporting talent.
These objectives are shared by Arcese, which has always believed in the importance of education, sport, and their values as a tool for social integration and personal improvement.
Thanks to the Group’s assistance and support, younger students will be able to access studies with more ease, while young athletes will be able to make the most of their talent; they will have the opportunity to carry on their studies while continuing to train at the camp, all without having to deal with distance travel that is often very long and arduous.
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