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LATEST NEWS

Mekaela Academies is pioneering the use of the state-of-the-art equipment in the Digital or Online Learning frontier. We recently broke the ground for the construction of a one-of-a-kind e-learning complex, that upon completion would be able to serve over 10,000 students from across the region and internationally. This is just a sneak preview of the 3D Front-view plan for the complex.
On 9th October 2020, our Founders Stefan & Micki Wentzel participated in the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Ultra-modern, State-of-the-art e-Learning Complex. The Complex located in Ukunda, Kwale County along the Ukunda-Ramisi Road, will be a unique addition to the already existing schools under the Mekaela Academies Umbrella. The ceremony was conducted in the presence of our Group Managing Director Mr. Elijah Musili; our Administration & Education Manager Mr. Shadrack Kalisa and teachers from both our Primary and High Schools. The Construction of this new Complex has begun and is expected to be fully commissioned in the next few months. E-learning has continued to be an integral component in the education sector globally especially this year, due to COVID-19. We are therefore pioneering this e-learning concept locally, with a view of having seamless education in the "New Normal". We are grateful to all our partners who have made all this possible and ensured that Mekaela Academies continues to Tower Beyond The Horizons in offering unparalleled & High-Quality Education.
The COVID-19 pandemic has destabilized the world and caused havoc to a great population. Schools were on the receiving end, with movement restrictions and lock-downs disrupting the academic calendars. After the shutdown of Schools in Kenya by the Ministry of Education in early March this year, schools reopened on 12th October 2020, with the candidate classes being the first batch to resume classes. These included pupils and students from Grade 4, Standard 8, and Form 4. The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Health developed strict COVID-19 Control and Prevention Protocols that needed to be enforced prior to the reopening of schools and continuously after reopening. At Mekaela Academies we took the task to ensure that we met all these guidelines in order to safeguard the lives and well-being of our learners, teachers, support staff, and parents. We have mounted enough Hand-washing stations around the school, Strict enforcement of Temperature checks for every visitor, parent, teacher, and student who comes through our gates, and an all-day face-mask policy. We have a desk adjacent to the gate where all those coming in have their names and temperature readings captured. The school has liaised with the nearby Private and Public Health facility to be on stand-by in the event we have someone who meets the case-definition of a COVID-19 infected person. A lot of sensitization has taken place for our students and staff on all the COVID-19 Disease Control and Prevention protocols. This is an on-going process and we strive to ensure that all the relevant stakeholders are involved in the fight against COVID-19 in our schools.

Mekaela Academies has officially opened its new ultra-modern building at Ratinga Primary School

Known as Pre - School Centre, the two-storey building is located in Maweni village.

It was opened on 14/3/2020 by the sponsors Blumberg Foundation and witnessed by Ratinga school Founders Doris and Jacob as well as the Mekaela Academies Directors.

 

According to Mekaela Director, Stefan Wentzel, the building was constructed with the aim of meeting the needs of the growing student population at Ratinga Primary school. It will also have a well-equipped ICT laboratory where pupils will stir up their creativity and be innovative.

The building can seat 320 students at one go and consists of 8 classrooms rooms and 8 washrooms. 

                   

The Managing Director, Mr. Elijah Musili commended the Blumberg Stiftung foundation for donating a world class facility and challenged the local community to seize the opportunity and get school children to Mekaela Ratinga School.

A frame structure has been used with concrete pillars, slabs and beams. Some of the walls are made of lightweight concrete blocks to reduce the weight of the building and to create good acoustics that reduce noise levels. The interiors consist of locally sourced floor ceramic tiles and gypsum partitions. The building incorporates a garden to enable students to socialize around the center.

      

Creative Art

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Manuel Alexander pupils during a talents show held at LPS