Due to a huge gap in funding for the 2019 school year, we have had to make the heart-breaking decision to close the Kookaburra Community School.

We will be communicating directly with our donors and sending an email to everyone on our mailing list with full details, but you can read the text of that email here.

We had communicated to our community in Bamburi at the end of October that this outcome was a strong possibility, but we spent November desperately searching for a funding solution to prevent the closure. Also, as our teachers were contracted to work until the end of 2019 and we had financial obligations to various government departments, we are only now informing our supporters.

ACTION THIS DAY no longer runs or supports the Kookaburra Community School. If you are contacted by anyone apart from our founder, Brian McIver, stating otherwise and asking for donations, be aware they do not represent our charity.

We have been working closely with our staff and families to assist them with the transitions they face after us serving their community for the past 8 years.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support over that time and encourage you to contact us should you have any questions regarding the closure of the school by emailing

ACTION THIS DAY is a not-for profit organisation, established in 2009, with the aim of helping extremely disadvantaged children from Kenya break the cycle of poverty through education. We also offer orphan and health care, and assist the children’s all round development through life skills programs and vocational training.

We employ Kenyans to work on our projects and interact closely with the local community to ensure our projects have local support and are therefore required and sustainable.

Everyone who helps the charity does so in an entirely voluntary capacity and by not tolerating overheads we are able to guarantee that we spend 100% of donations on the project work in Kenya.

Our story, told by our founder, teachers, students, volunteers and supporters. Learn how your donations help change the lives of extremely disadvantaged children.

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The Kookaburra Community School was established in 2010 and provides free primary school education to children from an extremely poor community in Bamburi. We follow the Kenyan 8-4-4 system and are registered with the Ministry of Education.

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Kookaburra House provides emergency accommodation to families and students who require it on a temporary or long term basis. We have six rooms available and they are always occupied.

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Students who pass the primary school certificate exam (KCPE), and have shown a commitment to study and behaviour during their time at Kookaburra, are offered a place on the Graduate Program to sponsor them through secondary school.

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Not all students excel in their academic studies and jobs are not in over supply either, so we offer sponsorship in vocational courses to our students who do not qualify for the Graduate Program but have talents in other areas or have shown a willingness to learn.

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December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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We spend 100% of all donations received on serving the children and families in the communities in which we work.