FOCUSSA is located on the Kenya-Uganda border, on a main road from the coast to the centre of the continent. Truck drivers often stop overnight, causing a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the area, with an estimated 55% of the 1,000 local children being orphaned. COCO began its partnership with FOCUSSA in 2015, and since then has helped to improve the infrastructure at the primary school.
There are currently 100 students receiving a good education at FOCUSSA, a further 25 people were employed in construction work.
Earlier this year one of the classroom blocks collapsed, and the school was almost closed by the government. Thanks to an urgent appeal enough money was raised to save the school from closure.
In the last year, one classroom has been constructed and fitted with solar panels and rainwater harvesting, and construction has begun on another two classrooms. A composting toilet block has been built to improve sanitation.