Tumutumu School for the Deaf a public primary school located in the Mathira Constituency, Kirimukuyu Location, Mathira Division within the Nyeri District of Nyeri County in the Central Province of Kenya. It is a Boarding School for both Boys and Girls that caters to students with special needs.
As the only school for the deaf in the vast Nyeri County in the foothills of Mt. Kenya, this organization is a vital community support that offers sources of hope and opportunity for many families across Kenya.
Welcome Tumutumu School for the Deaf Supporters
The Tumutumu School for the deaf is dedicated to offering its students access to the resources they need to overcome societal stigmas and institutional challenges that disabled people face in Kenya.
Due to complexity of serving children who are deaf, many of whom also having other developmental disabilities, Tumtumu is constantly seeking ways to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its operations. Among its most pressing needs are resources to be able to better fulfill its mission and serve the local community.
To accomplish this, Head Teacher and Principal Ms. Lillian Ochieri needs more learning materials for the students and their parents, funding to pay the many teachers and caregivers who run the school on a daily basis, health and medical supplies to better treat the special needs of the children. The school features an organic farm and is currently seeking funding to help improve infrastructure across the property.
One of the most major targeted improvements is a water collection and pump system which will help to collect and reuse rain water collected around the property and distributed into wells dug near the school’s front gate. Additional infrastructure improvements will be targeted towards improving cracked stairways, repainting chipped walls and ensuring the property is as safe as possible for the many disabled children who find themselves engaged with educational studies here.
A Reason to Believe
The Tumutumu School for the Death serves children from age 5 up until their early 20s. They offer specialized vocational training as well as the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), a diploma signifying the completion of high school.Among the most clear successes of the school to date in the eyes of Ms. Ochieri is a student like “Peter”. When she first met him, not many thought he would ever be able to help is family or attain much in life.
Despite these circumstances and under the watchful eye of Ms. Ochieri and Deputy Operations Manager Daniel Mutero, Peter blossomed, first earning his KCPE, then going on to college at Mt. Kenya University before finishing a Masters Degree and returning to teach at Tumutumu as a licensed mental health and educational facilitator.
With increased funding, the Tumutumu School for the Deaf in Nyeri County, Kenya will be able to better fulfill its vision:
“To be an institution which identifies, nurtures and empowers deaf children to fully exploit their true potential.”
Your contribution to Tumutumu School for the Deaf helps them to achieve net social impact of improving the lives of children with special needs.