In 2017, Triad Foundation partnered with Akinah Society by conducting a needs analysis exercise in three Mathare Slum schools. Genesis Joy was identified as an Institution that would benefit from an ablution block. Triad Foundation conducted a site visit to assess the school and redefined the brief to construct adequate and safe learning spaces for the 150 primary school students.
In addition to the lack of toilets, the classrooms were overcrowded, with minimal natural lighting and ventilation and constructed using temporary steel sheets. In response to the vast needs, Triad foundation vowed to undertake the project and fundraised for the project during 2017 and 2018 Triad Foundation Annual Charity Golf tournament.
Previous situations at Genesis Joy Primary School
The construction commenced in June 2019 with the building designed to host 297 primary school pupils in 4 floors providing 12 classrooms, washrooms, a library, and a staffroom. At the rooftop, the building provides a terrace which will be used for school and community activities. Read more here
The building handover was held on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 where the Genesis Joy team channelled their gratitude and joy to Triad Foundation for empowering them to accomplish their desired ambition. The school was built through collaboration of various industry key players, professionals and construction firms.
The building is a blissful response to the growing needs of densely populated low-income areas and their hopes to offer safer public facilities. This building aims to transform the lives of school going children, their families and the community at large. It is a pace setter and a game changer in educational facilities in the urban slum.
Triad Foundation thanks and appreciates the support that came towards building Genesis Joy Primary School classroom block.