School and Kindergarten

Since inception of the Nice View Children’s Village, one of our most pressing objectives was to operate a school that offers an education of the highest standards for both local children and Nice View children alike.

Although corporal punishment was abolished, this is still practiced in some schools. Children are spanked, forced to kneel with their hands up for a long time alongside other forms of punishment. The conditions in most of the schools is warranting i.e. the extraordinary average class sizes (more than 60 pupils per class); insufficient knowledge by the teachers to handle such populations, lack of enough facility and inadequate learning resources have led to poor performances in examinations. Subjects like music, arts & craft, art & design are no longer taught in most schools. Due to lack of sufficient facility, children have limited access to sporting activities. 

Most schools operate from 08:00 to 18:00 o'clock during the week and from 8:00 - 12:00 o'clock on Saturdays. Thereafter they have a long way home and regularly they have to do homework until very late at night and without pause on weekends.

How can a child be still a child?

• Every child has a gift and talent, he/ she only need education to exploit them.
• A child needs an ideal environment for both learning and play.
• Every child should be treated as an individual hence imparting appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes that help him/her face life challenges confidently.

With all the above, we could not do much change to the situations, but we therefore laid a foundation stone for our own school towards the end of 2007.

Nice-View School with Kindergarten

In September 2008, a new school, operating under the Nice View banner was commissioned, and in 2010 a further school building with 4 class rooms could be inaugurated.

The school is now designed to accommodate 200 pupils, meaning that, because the orphanage has only around 40 students, some 160 students can be admitted from outside.

We follow Kenyan Curriculum (8-4-4 education system) with modern teaching/learning pedagogy.  Pupils are prepared for end of Class Examinations and later, at the end of eight year of primary education, the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (K.C.P.E.) is taken.

The objective is not to make profit; but rather accomplish a high standard, whereby the costs cannot be covered by moderate school fees. Therefore the school project depends on sponsors. Furthermore, we want to sponsor and admit even more children from poor families.

In the whole Msambweni district, as well as Kwale, our school is the sole school that also makes it possible for children from poorer families to receive a diverse school education.

School books are provided by us.

New facilities are the teacher's and the computer room.

Next to school subjects like English, Maths, Science, Kiswahili, German, Music, Creative Arts, Social Studies, Religous Education, Information and Communication Technology and Physical Education we identify, recognise and nurture our childrens’ talents. We therefore ensure that children participate in all available activities and in any activity the child is talented and interested in.

Furthermore, we have decided to serve all children a second breakfast as well as lunch. All children, even those from outside Nice View get if available clothes, shoes and school bags from us. These were originally received from Germany.

For further information please go to www.nice-view-school.org!

ONE MEMBER ALONE CANNOT CARRY A ROOF (quote from Africa)

End 2007 we started with the building of the school and kindergarten (02/08) In spring 2008 the roof truff was placed Lovingly equipped class rooms Also Gudrun visit the classes and checks if everything is in order. She gives Ge The lessons give the pupils great pleasure (photo from November 2008) The children learn playfully (photo November 2008) At the door the names of the kindergartners Flute lessons second kindergarten class In the computer room the pupils learn how to deal with a PC Lunch for the pupils and kindergartners is prepared The kindergartners having lunch in November 2008 After lunch the kindergartners take a nap The kindergartners in November 2008 Teaching on the playground of Nice-View-Children's Village II Once a month a class playfully perfoms something and all are present Pupils and kindergartners with their teachers November 2008 Twice a week the pupils can attend a taekwondo training Music lesson.... Taekwondo - Team Taekwondo - Team May 2009: the new building with sanitary area, kitchen and dining room / lounge May 2009: in the school kitchen May 2009: in the school kitchen May 2009: before having lunch hands are washed (sanitary area school) May 2009: lunch at school May 2009: lunch at school January 2010 - build of further classrooms January 2010 - build of further classrooms Nice-View-Gratitude Academy in May 2011 Nice-View-Gratitude Academy in May 2011 Nice-View-Gratitude Academy in May 2011 Nice-View-Gratitude Academy in May 2011 Nice-View-Gratitude Academy in May 2011 Nice-View-Gratitude Academy in May 2011 Office at Nice-View-Gratitude Academy in May 2011 Lunch at Nice-View-Gratitude Academy in May 2011 Nice-View-Gratitude Academy in May 2011