The school is catering for up to 180 children.
The trip was an eye opening experience for the pair and they were surprised at the impact it had on them.
They are part of the Future Leaders scholarship group at Lincoln, which is tasked with assisting the community as part of the programme.
“We saw it as just a project at first,” they said.
However, both see it as more now, a commitment they want to continue.
“We want to show people do come back,” Jess said, referring to how many well-intentioned aid agencies and groups had not stayed for the long-term, leading to some cynicism among the locals.
For Bachelor of Agriculture student Jess it could involve setting up small family dairy herds.
Also on their agenda is to find a way to continue the support for the pre-school, such as long-term sponsorship.
Jess said they were called “The Lincoln Students” there, and people seemed surprised at the hands on approach the students had.
They left with the thought that there was a lot to do.
“But how do we do it?” Jess said.
It had left them frustrated but determined to find a way.
With exams coming up it may be time to concentrate on grades but their minds might be wandering to a small pre-school thousands of miles away.