Girls' Health Project
According to UNESCO at least 1 in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa miss school during their period. We have started in innovative project in Bulati to provide eligible girls with menstrual education, mentoring and sanitary packs containing underwear and reusable sanitary pads.
We would like to thank the charity freedom4girls UK for their partnership in providing an initial supply of sanitary bags and the menstrual educational materials.
Two local teachers have agreed to be involved in the project and will hold two workshops/mentoring sessions each month.
The running cost for this project is £60 a month.
Olkeju Bulati Primary School Development Project
We are currently fundraising to complete the development of two classrooms and an office at the school. This project will also include a properly constructed toilet block and kitchen. The primary school was partially constructed by a South Korean NGO before being handed over to the community and below are the photographs of the uncompleted building.
An Introduction to The Bouncing Ball Trust
We were formed in 2014 to provide educational assistance to Kenyan communities. Following the closure of our first project in 2018, we have been supporting ad-hoc projects.
In 2021, through our Projects Co-ordinator in Kenya, we are excited to form a partnership with the rural Maasai community of Bulati in Kajiado County, which is approximately 108 km south of Nairobi.
Bulati is a small rural community of around 1,600 residents, approximately 21 km from the nearest town of Bisil in Kajiado County. The main source of income for the community is livestock rearing and sand harvesting.
The literacy level in the community is around 40% (in Kenya it is around 81% and 99% in the UK).
The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 has hit the community particularly hard.
Olkeju Bulati Primary School (River Bulati in the Maasai language) is a community owned school that was partly constructed by a South Korean religious group. Prior to the lockdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 the school’s roll had over 40 children, ranging from Pre-Primary 1 to Grade 4. It currently has around 27 children on the roll and the community is hoping to expand the school to enable more children to receive primary education.