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Hospital Hill Primary ESD Program

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THE SCHOOLS BACKGROUND

I.1 Historical Background
The Hospital Hill Primary School was founded in 1950. This was after the founder, prolific author Ismaili John Karmali, realized that his children could not be admitted to the then only all-white only schools.  
Karmali who was a member of the United Kenya club which were the first and most influential multi-racial club began the school as a nursery school in his home. The initial learners being his and others from five Asian families. 
The fast growth of the school did not escape the attention of the then Governor of Kenya Sir Evelyn Baring (1903- 1973). He gave the school some spacious building, former dormitories adjacent to government House (current statehouse).
The school developed into a fully-fledged primary school with over 300 learners and was now topping in the colony-wide examination.  After independence Karmali, requested the government to take it over, which they did.
Since its inception the school has had 15 headteachers with the last white headteacher being Mr. Allan Carter in 1973. The current headteacher is Mrs. Lydia Matu Who has been a very effective ESD Champion in the School.

The Head Teacher Mrs Lydia Matu (on the right), with one of the Visitors from Israel & some ESD Club Members. 

Mrs Matu, The School Headmistress with her teaching team is the ESD Champion at Hospital Hill School. She trained extensively on ESD in Israel and has used the skills acquired to become a very passionate effective Ambassador of ESD. Since her posting to Hospital Hill Primary  School about 2 year ago, the School has gone through a tremendous change with the greening of the compound by planting tress of , especially fruit trees, and development of several gardens for various foods.

Some of the Visitors from an Israeli Delegation Visiting the School join the Learners for a Hoola Hoop dance.

 

 

Making new ESD friends

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ESD Implementation at Hospital Hill Primary School

ESD is a fairly new concept in Kenya but it is being embraced and integrated into Education System. ESD changes the mind of the People from Consumer to Prosumer as people become transformed after critiquing the Environment they live in and looking at the opportunities available. And then tapping the resources available to create a sustainable environment.

One of the strong aspects of the adoption of ESD is helping the Kenya as a Country, Achieve its National Goals.

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The learner are through use of ICT conduct their own research to drive innovation. Through ESD they are natured to be critical thinkers and innovators, analyze issues and use waste materials from the environment to make useful products.

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Turning waste paper to Briquettes
Using old tires to for planting crop
Using plastic bottles to make vases, etc.
Composting waste to make organic fertilizer
Food from the School Farm is also used to supplement the Schools kitchen supplies

(This has helped bring down the cost of running the School Kitchen)

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Crocheting
Knitting
Sewing
Poultry keeping
Drip irrigation techniques and skills

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Parents adoption of  ESD

The Implementation of ESD in the School has also been embraced by the Parents who have given their support and are also implementing ESD back home and this has had a great cascading effect on the community.

These activities help clean up the environment while the skill gained can also be used to earn a living once the learners finish school

Activities on the School farm

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Beading and Craft work class in session.

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