At Huntley we have a very special friendship with a school in Kenya called Maina Primary School. The school have approximately 1000 children from the ages of 4 to 14 that all live in the local slum village. In July 2015 Rufus Mwangi the head teacher from Maina Primary visited us. He spent 2 weeks at school with us enjoying lessons, clubs, worship and our summer performance! We learnt so much from him and really enjoyed his company in class.
In October 2015 Mrs Goulding and Miss Ingram were very fortunate to visit Rufus at his school in Kenya. They had a fantastic time learning about the lives of the children, their families and their teachers! They shared gifts we sent and showed them lots of video messages, songs and dances from all of us at school on the ipad. On their return we celebrated with a Kenya week at school and learnt so much from photographs and experiences they had enjoyed.
Keep up to date with our blog to see how our special friendship with Maina is growing.
Look out for news from Serah, a Maina pupil we are sponsoring to attend secondary school.
Our Kenya link has developed, and now we sponsor a child to attend Kisima Mixed Secondary School. This school provides 4 years of Secondary Education for high achieving children from deprived areas who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend any Secondary School. Mrs Goulding and Mrs Hulse were lucky enough to have a tour of the school and meet the staff and children on their visit.
To support our sponsored child, Josphat, we run a daily toast bar at break times. Our Year 5 children are responsible for ordering, setting up, running and totalling daily profits. Toast costs the children 10p or 20p (depending on age) and it is very popular!
A year’s education for 1 child including resources, board, and meals costs £300. We sponsor £25 a month directly from toast bar profits and other fundraising activities that children run independently. Any other donations for Josphat are greatly received.
We are very proud to have previously supported Serah through 3 years of Secondary Education. We really enjoyed keeping in contact with her, by writing and receiving letters, through her years at Kisima.