The new developments at Alara Mixed Secondary School continue at a rapid pace.
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A huge thankyou to Marnel Infant School for their continued support for Kombe. In their recent fundraising event they raised £1150 which will enable Kombe to complete their newest classroom building project
When we started supporting projects in Kenya in 2008 we used to support secondary school pupils by paying their school fees. We now support schools rather than individuals but we carried on with the support for the pupils we were already sponsoring.
This is a big year for that group. Calvince is a very gifted student, doing exceptionally well at school, sponsored by Julian Foster and his tutor group at Peter Symonds College in Winchester.
At the end of our student trips to Kenya we spend a couple of days at Elsamere which is an educational study centre focusing on sustainable development. The centre is based around the former home of Joy and George Adamson, who became famous in the 1960s for the book and film ‘Born Free’ about the lioness Elsa who they rescued then released back into the wild.
Jiggers (Chigoe fleas) are a major problem, especially for children. They live in the soil and burrow into the skin, causing itching and pain until it may be hard to walk. CEPARD’s treatment programme has been a huge success with the children in most schools in Kobama district being treated. We now need to have a regular programme of re-visits to treat any new cases.
The new school year is underway at AMMS under the guidance of principal, Madam Rose. Last week saw the monthly meeting of the School Board of Management which is the equivalent of our School Governors.
A number of students at AMSS come from outlying villages which are too far away for daily journeys. As a result these students need somewhere to board during the week. The Board of Management have decided that the status of AMSS should be changed from Day School to Boarding School. To facilitate this dormitories need to be built and a permanent water supply be available. The school will be holding a funding drive in April to raise money for this project.