Wakitaka Primary School


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Wakitaka Primary School is a vast school hidden off the main road.  The school has a wonderful headmistress, Milly, who used to be the headmistress of another school where Soft Power has worked, Kibibi and a huge population of pupils.  The school classrooms have been built on top of a hilly compound where a cool wind blows.


With the tremendous support and return of one of our ex-volunteers, Bob the Girl – who had fundraised over £4,000 via friends and family back in the UK – we were able to get the Wakitaka project off the ground.  A huge amount of work has been completed in a short space of time.

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Bob worked as site fore-woman over the first three months of 2006 and Leeds lived on site during the summer months. With their help and help from day volunteers and some long termers.


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Soft Power has done the following:-

  • -Internal and external decorating of 19 classrooms
  • -Complete refurbishment of a 3 classroom block
  • -Complete refurbishment of teacher’s office
  • -Complete refurbishment of 9 other classrooms