An Average Day for Students

Just to give you a general idea of what an average day is like for my students.


5:00 am:  Wake up, sweep and mop the dorms, clean choos, older children help the younger children bath (they use a tub of water from a nearby lake or rainwater and bath outside)

6:00 am:  Run and exercise

7:00 am:  Those who ran and exercised take a bath

7:30am:  Breakfast.  They have porridge for breakfast and stand/sit outside while they drink their porridge.

8:00 am:  Assembly.  They line up in a circle around the flagpost.  Songs are sung, announcements are made, and prayers are said.

8:20 am:  Classes (they have KSL, Creative Arts, P.E., English, Science, Social Studies, Christianity, and Math classes)

11:00-11:30 am:  Tea/Porridge break

11:30-12:50 pm:  Classes

12:50-2:00pm:  Lunch

2:00-4:30pm:  Classes

4:30-5:30pm:  If the school is low on water, students will walk (sometimes over an hour round-trip) to fill jerry cans of water to bring back to the school.  They also fill many jerry cans of water for the cooks to cook the next day’s meals with.

5:30-6:30pm:  Students get some free time.  They can either chat with each other or play sports (netball, handball, soccer/football, volleyball).

6:30-7:00pm:  Dinner.  They may eat ugali with kale or cabbage.

7:00-8:00pm:  They get ready for the next day which may involve washing their clothes by hand and polishing their shoes.

8:00-9:00pm:  They head back to classrooms to do some studying.

9:30pm:  Students go to bed


Students usually wake up around 7-7:30 am.  They clean, wash clothes, study, farm (maize/corn), watch TV, and play sports.

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