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Siaka school for special children

K.A.G Siaka School for the Blind and deaf is a boarding school located in Bungoma County in the western region of Kenya. Our goal is to support around 20 deaf and blind special children by funding their special education needs and offer them a safe and happy haven.

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Through your help we will be able to provide them with special stationeries like brailles or sign language books, beds and other basic needs. Therefore those lovely children will have a conducive environment to study which will promote good results. They will not feel stigmatized when they grow up and will find a proper place in the society.

Disability is not inability!

Why Siaka ?

Most of these pupils are orphans and some were abandoned by their parents because of their disability or they just could not afford to cater for their special needs. This prompted the local KAG church and the community to take action and open this center in 2014 and make the life of the children better.













The school today

Siaka School is currently the only center available in the community and have received so far 21 deaf and blind children aged 5-18 years. The school follows a regular curriculum and additional Braille and orientation and mobility lessons. The school operates under the jurisdiction of the ministry of education being one of the seventh special schools in the public.  We provide education geared towards development of child’s mental capabilities and physical growth.


Mathematics and sciences are still a problem to the visually impaired. However, they excel in English,Kiswahili and Social Studies! The children also enjoy activities such as football, music and painting.











The challenges of Siaka

The school is 100% run by local volunteers (teachers, cooks, child care-taker, etc.) and funded by local and international donors. We face financial challenges, as for a good education these children need special kits like braille books, stylers, sign language book etc. Scarcity of the learning materials slows down the teachers and the lessons.

-- all the volunteers


We also provide them with other basics needs such as food, shelter, hygienic products, clothing and medical attention. The school is still under construction, we lack enough dormitories and classrooms to receive them with decent conditions (currently they sleep three per bed!). Electricity is not installed yet.

school dormitory



Philosophy of Siaka school.

K.A.G Siaka special school believes these sensory impaired pupils can do everything except to see or hear. Through education they will not feel stigmatized when they grow up, they will learn that disability is not inability in the society and they can do much thanks to education.  Through this they can contribute much in the society by farming, teaching, etc.













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