Meet the Brilliant: Walter.

Posted on
23rd Mar 2018
by Ellie Dawes

HealthStart Team Mum HealthStart For the brilliant Ng'eny school Kenya Kisumu

Walter is the headmaster of Ng'eny Primary.

The school is in an area of rural Kisumu that is stricken by poverty. But despite the obstacles he faces, Walter has a vision - a school where every child is able to learn, regardless of their disability. 

Two of Walter’s pupils are wheelchair users, so Walter has made sure that every classroom is accessible by a ramp. He has started separate classes for children with hearing disabilities and secured government funding for specialist, trained teachers.’s HealthStart programme is strengthening the governance structures at Ng'eny - giving Walter, his staff and his pupils the power to drive forward health improvement initiatives in their school and wider community.

Ng'eny Primary might have very few resources, but they are moving forward - and Walter is determined that no child should be left behind. For the brilliant.