Interview with COAHM teacher, Calister Kemunto

What is your name?

My name is Calister Kemunto.

What subject(s) do you teach?

I teach maths, creative, and science.

What do you enjoy most about working here?

I enjoy the conducive working environment, and also our director is loving and willing to listen to our needs.

Do you feel that this school helps the community? If yes, how so?

Yes, it helps in terms of the HIV/AIDS seminars. The community is now enlightened on how to live with these dieseases and how to deal with affected and infected people to avoid stigma.

What about the school do you think could be improved if there was more funding?

If there was more funding, I would suggest that they purchase a playing field where the children can go and play/have fun. They could also buy playing materials. As we know, children learn through playing.

What additional courses, clubs, and/or extra activities do you think the school could benefit from?

I think if we start a club like the 4K club it would be beneficial to the school. If we had chickens, we could collect eggs and sell them in the community. This extra school income could support teachers’ incomes. Then number two, from this club we could start growing vegetables if we had a field. So, I am requesting that we could purchase a field. These vegetables could be sold in the community or bolster the feeding program.

If you could improve one thing about the school what would you change?

I think a school bus would help the children get to the school.