The West Pokot district is situated in the Rift Valley in Kenya, the capital being Kapenguria. It has a population of about 300.000 in an area of 9064 km2. The inhabitants are called pokots and they are semi-nomads, raising cows, goats, sheep and camels; their food is based mainly on milk, tea and some flour. Approximately 25% of the pokots are farmers, depending on the weather conditions of the area.
There was a dormitory for the boys but not for the girls who had to sleep on the floor. With this project we provided a dormitory for the girls.