Kindergarten, Primary & High School

all on the South Coast of Kenya

Mekaela Academies started as an initiative to bring education to children in the coastal areas of Kenya in 1996 with our first school Manuel Alexander School.

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The Schools

The seven schools that comprise the Mekaela Academies are situated around Ukunda, Diani and Kombani in Kwale County,
approximately 25 km south of Mombasa city
on the South Coast of Kenya.

Our History

Mekaela Academies, the umbrella organization of our seven schools, began as a concept for a private school
for the education of children by the founders Frank Muether, Micki Wentzel and Stefan Wentzel.


1993 to 1996
The founders Frank Muether, Micki Wentzel and Stefan Wentzel develop a concept for a private school for the education of children in Kenya. Mekaela Academies is registered as an educational organisation, purchases its first plot and begins construction of "Manuel Alexander School" (MAS) to honour the first donor.

1999 to 2002
Construction of a second primary school, called "Likunda Primary School" (LPS) as a boarding school. Two school buildings, a dining hall and some provisional dormitories are erected.

1997 to 1999
Several classrooms are added to MAS. Due to riots in the area many families living in South Coasts flee their homes into their tribal territories. At the peak of the crisis, the number of pupils drops from 200 to 90, the project faces termination. Donations from Germany help rescue the project. A sports field, a playground and a third building are built.


2003 to 2004
Introduction of computer lessons as subjects without exams at Mekaela Academies. The boarding section of LPS is extended, around 400 pupils are attending MAS and LPS which are operating at their maximum capacity. The planning for a third school, Lulu High School (LHS), commences.