This is the team behind our school. We have known each other for many years and have grown into a small family.
Harrison Baya Nyundo
Founder and Principal of Harrisons Primary School
I am the principal of the Harrisons Primary School. Besides the work in the school I’m a pastor in a church in Mshomoroni. It has always been my dream to teach children, to educate them and give them the opportunity on a better life as well as being a pastor. So I founded my own school in 2014. The area is needy and quit a number of children would not be able to go to school. Hence spend a lot of their time roaming along the beach looking for crabs as meat for their food. As we sat down together and discussed what to do, we decided to put up a structure of our ability. We started providing meals to the children and build up the school. The community saw the idea and the owners of the land thought of selling to us the piece of land instead of renting it. My wife and I have been teaching the children basic education, because we didn’t have the money for professional teachers. We started with 5 children as for now we are over 200 students. In the last couple of years we employed more experienced teachers in to the field and now we have 10 teachers. Our vision is to make an educational center that will change and impact the community positively.
Our plan is to have more classrooms of recommended size, adequate water supply from either borehole or tap water, desks, enough text books – everything to improve the education.
Grace Anzazi Bashishi Nyundo
CO-CEO of Harrisons Primary School
Grace founded the school together with Harrison in 2014. In addition to her work in the school management, she is a qualified teacher and teaches from kindergarten to grade 3.
Chairman of the Swiss Association
Harrison and I have been friends for a long time. We met ten years ago in a hotel in Mombasa. When Harrison told me about his retirement and that he opened a school in his home district I was fascinated. After my first visit in Mshomoroni I wanted to be part of this project. I started with a fundraising in Switzerland and I was surprised about the big support we received. Now we want to grow bigger and build permanent buildings so we can provide the best education possible for the children. Because we know: Education is the key to a brighter future!
Email me: Joshua@harrisonsprimaryschool.com
Vice President of the Swiss Association
Since I was six years old I dreamed of Africa. The movies Daktari and the lioness Elsa inspired me again and again and the thought to travel to Africa one day did not let me go. So in 1987 the time had come. Thanks to a dear friend I entered the continent of Africa for the first time. The endless expanse of nature, the feeling of freedom, the tropical scent and the magic fascinated me. I was so enthusiastic about Africa that I traveled to Kenya almost every year. When my son Joshua was born in 1995, we traveled together to Kenya. So he was not only allowed to dive into the beautiful world with me, but also saw and experienced the poverty in Kenya. So he got to know both worlds, the contrasts of rich and poor. His own life experiences in Africa brought him to where he is now. When I visited the school in 2021 for the first time, I decided to start my own project within the school. I want to build a new kitchen for the children!
Email me: Kate@harrisonsprimaryschool.com
Board Member of the Swiss Association
What Harrison and Grace have built up, initially all alone and without funds and later with the help of Joshua, has impressed me deeply. This is a project where every franc donated is really used on site for the benefit of the children. They too deserve a good, dignified life. They should enjoy going to school and find competent and committed teachers there. But to be able to learn ambitiously, they first need clean drinking water, proper sanitary facilities and well-equipped classrooms. I would like to contribute to this with sustainable projects based on innovative, but at the same time affordable and robust technology and rigorous training of teachers and students.
Email me: Matt@harrisonsprimaryschool.com
Lennox Katana Hanga
Guest relations manager of the school and Tourleader in Kenya
When I heard of Harrisons project I could not hesitate to support him. We grew up in the same village in Kilifi and his Father used to take care of me. I am the organizer of all Tours and Visits towards the school. In addition we give the people the opportunity to book Safaris through us and a big part of the amount will be donated to the school. So we have the chance to realize an income for the school through Safaris. Im a tour leader in Mombasa for Safaris and excursions in Kenya and Tanzania. If You have any questions or wishes, please, just ask me!
Email me: Lennox78@yahoo.com