During one sunny October afternoon while on vacation in Kenya, my brother invited me to visit a local village nursery school. I was literally shocked by the pathetic conditions the kids were learning in. A dilapidated structure with no desks and proper roofing. When I left the school, I silently said to myself, “I’m gonna help these kids”.
Coming back to Switzerland, the idea of helping these kids never left my mind. Together with my children and friends, we were able to fundraise and purchase land. In 2009 we built our ever first brick classroom which accommodated 45 students and MatsaRigi Kindergarten was born. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, the school was closed down in 2015. In 2020, and like Manna from heaven, Ana Von Bock came into our lives! Together with School4life, a Foundation based in Switzerland and Germany, Matsarigi was reborn. S4Life purchased a 7.5 acres land for Matsarigi and also helped build a second classroom including other infrastructure. On July 26th 2021, Matsarigi admitted the first batch of 64 PP1 students aged between 4 and 5 years. Their education which also include a feeding program is fully financed by S4Life and MatsaRigi Switzerland with some support from the CBO members and the community.
Lending a Helping Hand
MatsaRigi CBO (Community Based Organization) is a non-profit organization embarking on a new journey to create a community project for the people of Matsangoni, Kenya.
MatsaRigi CBO is located in Matsangoni location in Kilifi North about 3km off from Malindi-Mombasa highway. The area covers approximately 92.20km square. The location is subdivided into villages namely; Mida, Roka, Mkongani, Mkangagani, Uyombo and Chumani.
Founded in the year 2020, MatsaRigi CBO has been working hard with the help of our members and volunteers to help individuals in our area. Our work is dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services, and we strive to inspire and improve the lives of those who need assistance. Our focus being on sustainability and therefore helping the Matsajeni community to become independent in supporting themselves and eradicating their poverty cycle. Get in touch to learn how you can make a difference at our Charity.