Mekaela Academies marked their 25th Anniversary, since the school was founded, with pomp and colour.

And there was cake...

The celebrations were held in all the schools, with students, parents, staff, and the management being in attendance.

The MD (far right), Ms. Beth (second right), and Student Representatives from Manuel Alexander School (second left) and Lulu Girls High School (far left)
The MD (far right), Ms. Beth (second right), Student Representatives from Manuel Alexander School (second left) and Lulu Girls High School (far left) at the cake cutting.

To mark the day and etch it in the history books, trees were planted across the seven (7) Mekaela Schools.

Our MD Planting a tree.
Mr. Kalisa-Education Manager, showing us how its done!

Mekaela Academies was founded in 1996 by Stefan & Micki Wentzel, Frank Muther, Jeremiah Murugi, and Elijah Musili who started out as the Headteacher and rose to become the current Managing Director. In a quarter of a century, the school has grown to have seven schools under its wings spread across Ukunda, Diani and Kombani.

Mekaela Academies is all about diversity.
The Parents also planted a tree.

The MD in his remarks acknowledged that the success of Mekaela Academies has been due to a good working relationship with staff, parents, students, alumni, donors, the community, and the County Government of Kwale.

Mekaela Ratinga pupils planting a tree at the celebrations.
Look at those smiles...they had fun!!!
Kwale Governor and His Entourage getting into MOA Complex.

The Governor of Kwale County-H.E.Salim Mvurya, accompanied by his Deputy H.E. Fatuma Achani and other local leaders making their way into our newly built ultra-modern and state-of-the-art Mekaela Online Academy Complex.

This was the maiden visit for the Governor, who had the opportunity of reminiscing his old-school days by attending a Live Class Session, scheduled and conducted using our Premier Online Learning Platform: Shule Pepe (

Our Education Manager- Mr. Shadrack Kalisa (second left) and the Mekaela Online Academy System Administrator-Mr. Martin Njeru (far left), in the company of the Sub-County Administrators witnessing H.E. Governor Salim Mvurya (seated) signing the Visitor's Book at the end of the tour of the facility.

In October, 2020, we initiated the construction of our new state-of-the-art media complex. This building will house 15 studio-booths, whose aim is to serve the learners who would have been subscribed to the Premier Online Learning Platform-Shule Pepe. Shule Pepe aims at delivering high-quality academic content to all learners across the country and region. Building is taking Shape... Therefore, the completion of this media complex will immensely boost the academic content delivery to Shule Pepe Subscribers. Roofing completion ongoing! The building is expected to be completed and ready for use at the end of January 2021. 3D Rendering of the completed complex.
We’re glad to be the pioneer school partner of Shule Pepe, an e-learning platform that is set to revolutionize the delivery of academic content to learners across the country and the region. Shule Pepe prides itself in offering a bespoke and intuitive platform where teachers and learners can Connect, Collaborate and Interact. It’s a web-based platform that can be accessed by use of any internet-enabled device i.e. smartphones, tablets, laptops and PC’s. It boasts of academic content that is localized, developed by highly-qualified educators and is compliant to the 8-4-4 & Competency-Based Curriculum. The platform currently caters to learners from Grade 4 up to Form 4. As a partner school, all our learners in the above mentioned classes have been enrolled onto the platform since August 2020. The system has been able to support over 1400 of our learners and around 100 from schools all over the country. Due to Shule Pepe’s strategic partnership with the leading Mobile Service Provider-Safaricom; our learners have been able to benefit from the affordable Education Data Pass, therefore allowing them uninterrupted access to Shule Pepe’s e-learning platform. Join Shule Pepe today by visiting for more details.