St Mary’s Nsuube Primary School


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Nsuube Primary School. This school is on the same road as Mutai Primary, next to a gum tree forest. Nsuube is a large school, and what strikes you as unusual is that the school is actually split into two areas. The younger classes are taught on one side of the school field – the older pupils are taught about 200m away in another set of classrooms. Apparently this is because of a disagreement, many years ago, between a teacher and parents….only in Africa!

Before Soft Power Education worked here the school had:-

  • 4 government standard classrooms
  • 8 condemned classrooms
  • 18 pit latrine toilets
  • Water source – borehole ½ km away – the school was on mains, but was disconnected.


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Along with a fantastic donation from Robein Group and the support of volunteers Steve and Mel and newly weds, Kor and Ingrid, (who asked for money instead of wedding presents and donated it to Soft Power) Soft Power Education has since done the following:-

  • Complete refurbishment of a 4 classroom block
  • Installed a 60,000 ltr underground water catchment system
  • Installed an 8,000 ltr above ground water catchment tank
  • Built 2 school offices
  • Refurbished a 7 classroom block, creating a library and office
  • Painted the whole school inside and outside including teaching aids

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