The money will be used to refurbish two classrooms and build a new bore hole at Wagwer Secondary School and build new classrooms at nearby Barkawandhu Primary School.
Dr Ali Fewell, Kenyan Trip leader, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the Auction of Promises. The £6,500 raised on the night, and the generosity of so many people on previous fundraising initiatives, means we have now raised our target of £15,000 for Kenya.”
This summer, pupils will travel to Wagwer Secondary School in Kenya to help with the refurbishment of two classrooms and the new classrooms at nearby Barkawandhu Primary School, paid for by the fundraising money.
During the past four years the link between King Edward’s School and Wagwer Secondary School in Western Kenya has enabled the building of a library, science laboratories and a kitchen. In addition, a number of pupils have benefitted through sponsorship which has enable them to attend the school full time. The pupils have made excellent progress, with two students recently achieving the grades necessary for university entrance.
In addition, funds raised by King Edward’s School for the charity Moving Mountains, has supported other projects including; Siaya hospital, Ulamba and Mama Fatuma orphanages, a clinic in Kibera and the building of two bore holes.
The link between Wagwer Secondary School and King Edward’s Senior School has grown to encompass a cultural exchange. In September four pupils from Wagwer Secondary School will travel to King Edward’s School to experience life in an English school. They will be hosted by King Edward’s School pupils during their stay.
For further information please contact:
King Edward’s School
Tel: 01225 820415