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Osiligi Obaya Primary School

The Bourne Academy has been supporting our partner, the Osiligi Obaya Primary School in the Maasai Warrior community in Kenya since 2011. Our key objective is to assist the community to become more economically active, helping them to help themselves, whilst not changing their beautiful culture. 

Osiligi Primary School now has more than 180 UK sponsored pupils on roll and, several years on, it has a reputation for being one of the best schools in Kenya. The school now has electricity, water, a kitchen, books, 18 computers and broadband internet. It also has excellent teachers, who live in purpose built houses provided for them.

Osiligi is a place in Southern Kenya, Africa - 30 miles to the south of Nairobi and four miles from the nearest village. Osiligi Charity Projects is the main charity name and was officially formed to help the Osiligi Maasai Warriors community with two main projects in mind:

  • Clean Water
  • Education

Here at the Academy, we are very fortunate to have incredible state-of-the-art facilities and excellent free learning opportunities. In Kenya, primary education is compulsory although it is not free, with many state schools charging extra costs that are beyond the very poor Maasai people.

In 2016-17 we spent two years, as a community, raising £5000 to build a new teachers house. The house was completed in 2018 and is now being lived in by some of the teachers. Notice by the door – a plaque saying “The Bourne Academy House”.