The founders Frank Muether, Micki Wentzel and Stefan Wentzel developed a concept for a private school for the education of children in Kenya. Mekaela Academies is registered as an educational organisation and purchases its first plot. Beginning of construction of the first primary school which is named “Manuel Alexander School” (MAS) to honour the first donor. The construction of the first building is completed in 1996, it has three classroom for approx. 90 pupils, an office and a teachers’ room.