Kiplombe Primary School started in 1963, in the remains of buildings that were left behind by the English settlers.
Only in the 80's some classrooms were built with brick walls, using sand and expensive cement.
In the meantime the school expanded to a school with around 600 students.
Though there were thus possibilities for the children in Kiplombe to attend primary Education, this was not the case with further education.
The nearest Secondary School was more than 15 km away, too far to come by foot. Hence many children in Kiplombe did not have an opportunity to attend a Secondary School.
The dirt tracks in the rural areas of the Great Rift Valley are often in very poor condition; often impassable in the rainy season and even if the students would have had bicycles, it would have been impossible to go all the way to Eldoret.
In 2012 the population of Kiplombe took the brave decision to start a Secondary School. And with the support of the Kenyan " Community Development programme" a classroom was build next to the existing primary School.
While the Primary School allowed them to use the former RCEA church as a classroom.
As a result, the school disposed of 2 classrooms. But obviously this was not enough to accommodate students for the full cycle of 4 years.
Hence the Board of Kiplombe Secondary School asked "kenya naar School" in 2013 whether it was willing to help with the construction of some 5 more classrooms, allowing the students to complete their further education in the Secondary School.
Consequently the Board of our Foundation decided to assist with the extension of another 4 classrooms as well as a Physics/Chemistry Laboratory room.
In November 2014, 4 new classrooms and the chemistry lab of Kiplombe Secondary School were festively opened in the presence of an enthusiastic crowd of students, parents, school board and a delegation of the "Kenya naar School" Foundation.
The Foundation, together with "Wilde Ganzen" has disbursed 64.000€ for the construction of the 4 classrooms and the science lab.
The new science laboratory.
One of the new class rooms
The former RCEA church being used as a classroom.
Some Board members of the school in front of the former administrative office..
Dancing and happy students during the official opening of the new classrooms.