Bulati - An Introduction

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Bulati is a small rural community of around 1,600 residents, approximately 21 km from the nearest town of Bisil in Kajiado County. The main source of income for the community is livestock rearing and sand harvesting.

The literacy level in the community is around 40% (in Kenya it is around 81% and 99% in the UK).

The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 has hit the community particularly hard.

Olkeju Bulati Primary School (River Bulati in the Maasai language) is a community owned school that was partly constructed by a South Korean religious group. Prior to the lockdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 the school’s roll had over 40 children, ranging from Pre-Primary 1 to Grade 4. It currently has around 27 children on the roll and the community is hoping to expand the school to enable more children to receive primary education.