The school is unique; having 1800 pupils nearly 200 with HIV over 100 rescued girls, every tribe and religion is represented and it has a special needs unit which is quite a rarity in Kenya.
This is a public school with very little funding and serves the largest ghetto in the region. Despite these challenges the children are wonderful and desperate to learn.
Steve Loryman, a MD Regional Manager, will be on hand during the trip as well as the parallel building team.
Narok is on the edge of the Maasai Mara it is a town, but not too large – about 4 main streets with 40 or 50 smaller side streets. The housing is spread over a larger area. The school is in an area of poor housing – nothing like the city ghettos and not a dangerous environment.
This is the first time working with this school so we will be starting from scratch and building relationships.
The school will be on holiday during this period so we will be bringing in teachers to learn and practise new techniques to try on small groups of children who will also be brought in for sessions.
Several other schools have approached us so there might be the opportunities to do afternoon sessions, but it can be hard to do both morning and afternoon sessions. The alternative school is in a very rural location.
Steve was planning to do nine teaching sessions and a final debrief. The school does have some resources but not as many as one would expect. In the town additional resources – card, glue etc. – can be bought.
The school is just ten minutes walk from the hotel so transport won’t be an issue.
The people are incredibly friendly and Narok is a very safe town.
There is an option to join the building team on safari.
Sue Hookway will be leading the teacher training side of the project.
Steve Loryman will be overall in charge of both the teaching and the building team.
Dates: 28 March – 11 April 2015
Cost: £1750 which includes travel from Heathrow, accommodation, insurance, travel within Kenya and trips.