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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





Promised Improvements Arriving at the School

posted Jan 13, 2019, 4:57 AM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 4:57 AM ]

Iruri on the Move! During our 2017 Feast the newly elected Member of Parliament made a promise to the entire community that he would provide funds to repair the Kindergarten classroom roof that was leaking and grade the soccer field! This morning I received news that 1.5 million Kenyan schillings, about $15,000 has been distributed to Iruri to put new roofs on EVERY classroom and the soccer field will be leveled!!!! Sometimes, as we all know the wheels of Government are slow..... but these projects will be completed!!!!

Parlament Member

Parliament Member


New Scholarships Announced for 2019 School Year

posted Jan 13, 2019, 4:47 AM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 4:48 AM ]

Iruri Primary School is delighted to announce that we have awarded 12 new Secondary Scholarships to our top performing students on the recent KCPE Government exams for Grade 8 students. This year it was all about the girls! We awarded 10 scholarships to girls and two for the boys! Esther Kinyua Kagure was our top girl and earned a 383 on her exam. She will be sponsored by Molly Jones Taniguchi. All have now been accepted into a private Boarding School and will begin their new school year January 7, 2019. We congratulate all of our students and wish them well as we will follow them throughout their Secondary School Journey. And thank you to the sponsors who so generously support and mentor them through this life changing opportunity.

Top Students Go on Safari

posted Jan 12, 2019, 5:50 AM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Jan 12, 2019, 6:11 AM ]

December 5th was a Wildlife Day for our top performing students at Iruri Primary School. The top three students in class 1 thru 8 were awarded by our non profit Iruri Primary School Sharing a Vision to a full day of Safari, lunch at Sweetwaters and a conservation lesson with each student planting a tree. Congratulations!!!! The day began with rain but cleared up. They saw lots of animals, visited Jane Goodall’s Chimp Sanctuary and the Rhino Sanctuary. A wonderful day!

Rob Bechtel and a student
Dr Rob Bechtel and and top student on safari.

Dr. Rob Bechtel and students
The top students for the 2018 school year.

Students planting trees
Part of the conservation lesson is the planting of trees for reforestation.

Stop at the equator
As they left Sweetwaters they saw a stalking lion! They had not seen one yet so they were thrilled as we headed to the Equator sign for a final photo. The lion had been walking this direction so we ran for a quick photo and ran back! They were so excited! Until next year.

To see more pictures of Wildlife Day, view this album.
Wildlife Day Album


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