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New Uniforms for Grade 8!

posted Feb 4, 2020, 7:43 AM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Feb 4, 2020, 7:44 AM ]

New school year....new uniforms for Class 8 who earned them by their performance at the end of term in 2019! Looking sharp! This is a big year for all of you. Begin the new year with your goals to succeed. Thank you Iruri Primary School- Sharing a Vision for the new uniforms!

New Uniforms Grade 8 Girls

New Uniforms Grade 8 Boys

New Scholarships Awarded for 2020

posted Jan 14, 2020, 12:12 PM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 10:02 AM ]

Meet our newest scholarship students!!! 10 more awarded this year. This brings our total of sponsored students since 2012..... 69 students all awarded a four year scholarship to a private Secondary School. Congratulations!!!

All new students 2020
Back row Left to right: Eva, Maureen, Ronnie, Paul, John, Rosemary, Isabel
Bottom row: Joyce, Michell, Margaret

At this time of year we begin the process of finding sponsors for our 2021 school year which begins in January of 2021. It is a very rewarding and personal experience as the sponsors and students get to know one another thru correspondence. It is a four year commitment and is $800 per year which educates a student in Boarding School, pays for their room, board, education and activities we promote at Iruri to enhance academic achievement. It is fully tax deductible as we are an official 501 (c) 3. To date we have supported 69 students since 2012 and have graduated 23, many of them now in University. Most, especially girls would not have gone to school beyond Grade 8 which is compulsory. Our mission statement was to give hope that students could follow their dreams about the future and we have done just that. 100% of our fund raising goes directly to our programs. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a part of our program for next year.

New Glasses Delivered

posted Dec 21, 2019, 11:09 AM by Bill Rathfon

During her visit in September of 2019, Catherine Survillas delivered 13 high-quality sets of prescription glasses to the school.  She said:

Thank you to all who participated in our very successful Vision Project.......Robert Bechtel, our ophthalmologist, Elk Grove Rotary, Nyeri Rotary and Iruri Primary School non profit organization for their participation. I brought 13 pair this visit to hand out. Teacher Rose is so excitied and said she now can see all the way across the campus!

student 1
A student tries on her new glasses with Catherine looking on.

Teacher Rose and her new glasses
Teacher Rose is so excited and said she now can see all the way across the campus!

Student 2 with new glasses
More students are so excited to be able to see well.....

Teacher Magdalene and her new glasses
Teacher Magdalene was ecstatic with her new glasses.

Cat, John and Students
Just in time for the big exams Grade 3 must take this week ordered by the Government Department of Education.... begins today thru Friday. We also have glasses for some of our sponsored students, thank you John Nyaga for notifying the parents of these students.


New Roof and Walkways Covered!

posted Sep 29, 2019, 4:45 PM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Sep 29, 2019, 4:45 PM ]

New Roof 1

Fantastic news this morning from Iruri Primary School! A new roof for the entire school!!!!! Thank you Honorable Gachagua, Member of Parliament!

New Roof 2

Honorable Gachagua promised Catherine Survillas the roofing would be completed before she returned to Iruri. It’s happened! The walkway between the classes will also be covered! Fantastic progress!

Walkways 1

Work continues on completing the overhang to protect the walkway in between classrooms. It becomes very muddy when it rains! Next project... landscaping throughout the campus. Stairs and cemented pathway much needed!!!

Walkways 2

New Leadership at Iruri

posted Aug 29, 2019, 11:00 AM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Aug 29, 2019, 11:01 AM ]

John Maina Nyaga is the new Head of Iruri and has helped provide a smooth transition after Geoffrey was transferred. How fortunate we are to have had two superb leaders to work with for the good of the students and Iruri community.

John and Catherine 1
Catherine presents John with some Iruri logo wear.

Catherine and Geoffrey
Outgoing head teacher Geoffrey with Catherine.

John and Catherine 2
John and Catherine

New Uniforms for Grades 2 and 4!

posted Aug 29, 2019, 10:35 AM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Aug 29, 2019, 10:44 AM ]

2nd grade

Thank you Patty Kershner for inspiring your Grade 2 students to give back. New Uniforms for Class 2 at Iruri!! Don’t they look smart!

4th Grade

Next our non profit awarded Class 4 with new uniforms after they earned the top results on the Term 1 exams! The school has a new style of uniform so over the next year we hope to provide new uniforms for every class.

To see more pictures of the new uniforms, see this album.

Uniform Album


Wi-Fi for the School

posted May 2, 2019, 6:57 AM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated May 2, 2019, 6:57 AM ]

Iruri is now connected!!!! Wi-Fi has been installed just in time for Term 2 opening April 29. IRURI ON THE MOVE.... again and again.

Wifi on the office building

WiFi attenna




Walls at Gate Completed

posted Apr 15, 2019, 8:46 AM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 8:46 AM ]

Finally the walls surrounding the newly installed gate, are completed with very bright colors. The school community is very proud!

Painted Walls

Nutrition Program Expands

posted Apr 15, 2019, 6:21 AM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 6:22 AM ]

Iruri on the Move! Our nutrition program has expanded to now include the older students with a hot meal prepared at school. Happy and healthy students all leads to rising academic achievement and success!!!! Thank you Moses for sending along the photos.

The supplies arrive
The supplies arrive at the school.


If you would like to see more pictures of the expanded program, view this album.

Album of pictures

Soccer Field Leveled

posted Jan 13, 2019, 5:09 AM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 5:09 AM ]

What excitement there must have been at Iruri Primary School as the big equipment came in to level the soccer field today, a promise by our local Member of Parliament!!! Thank you Moses, our Kiswahili and Technology Teacher at Iruri for sending the photos! Wish I had been there to see the excitement of our students!!!

Soccer Field Leveled 1

Soccer Field Leveled

Soccer Field Leveled





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