The little known Imbaruetin Community Complex School (ICCS) is located on the dry plains of Kajiado County, in Kenya. The school boasts off topping in Kajiado County at the last years Kenya Primary School Education (KCPE). The school which has both boarding and day school is one which depicts a story of rising from ashes and merging the best in the face of adversity. From lacking water to not having a fence, the school is faced by myriad challenges that makes it resilient to forge and secure its name amid surrounded by challenges. The school which is located near the Amboseli National Park has seen wild animals stray into the school compound at night oblivious of the pupils knowledge. The school which was established on a land donated by a father who wanted to ensure his girl escapes the curse of early marriage and female genital mutilation has earned praise not only in Namelock but also all over Kenya as a result of their good performance as stories have been highlighted by the media.
While Julius Taiko, 16, was abandoned by his mother at a tender age but a good Samaritan stepped in. He attended Imbaruetin Community Complex Primary School in little-known Namelok village in Kajiado South and scored 372 out of the possible 500 marks.But the 16-year-old-boy, who stays with his widowed foster mother, has had lady luck smile on him as he will now pursue secondary education after receiving sponsorship from Equity Bank through its Wings to Fly programme for the bright but needy students.
The success story of the once little known community school has enabled it grab limelight and in turn donors are currently in talks to construct a stone wall fence including digging a bore hole not only for the school but also to supply water to the local community.