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Executive Director’s Message

Dr. AkeloI am delighted to welcome you to our website. We hope that here you will have a feel of all the opportunities our schools offer to the children. We thank God for bringing us this far. We put God first in all our endeavours and embrace good moral values: humility, peace, hard work and love.

Since Makini’s founding in 1978, the school has been a leader in Kenyan education. Learning should be fun and intellectually stimulating. Here at Makini, not only are we a centre of academic excellence but our quality education extends to excellence in sporting and co-curricular activities. In everything we do, the Makini family follows the school motto, “Fanya Kwa Makini”, where we put effort and work with diligence towards our personal and shared goals.

Makini’s teachers are highly committed and motivated to bringing out the achiever in each child. To further nurture this excellence in all spheres of our children’s lives, our school created the Makini Sports Academy founded in 2009. The Sports Academy has a particularly strong swimming team. Our children, starting from the little Pre-schoolers, have excelled in the National Music and Drama Festivals and have had their artworks displayed in various institutions such as the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.

Makini was the first Kenyan primary school to incorporate computers as a learning tool. The children and teachers continue to be up-to-date with the digital age.  E-learning has been incorporated and has proven effective as we groom our children to retain knowledge and move away from the ‘teach to test’ methods.

Even as we accommodate the digital age, Makini continues to instill a strong reading culture in all our children. Our libraries are well-stocked, and in fact, we have been a recipient of the Maktaba Library Awards several times, for having one of the best libraries among Kenyan private schools.

Psychologist B.F Skinner said, “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” We prepare our children for life outside formal education; Makini is also an eco-school, all our children are educated to be conscious of their environment, socially responsible and diligent in all they do.

It is therefore no surprise that Makini alumni have gone on to be successful community builders. To name one instance, the first female Kenyan pilot, Captain Irene Koki Mutungi, was at one time a student of Makini.

I welcome you to visit Makini, a school at the forefront of quality Kenyan education.

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