Kisumu Children Trust, a small UK charity established in 2002, is an international development charity undertaking development projects in africa to support and care for orphans and severely underprivileged children through education and into a productive vocation, free from charity.
How do we do this?
The difference it makes
We’re helping our children achieve their best at school!
In Kenya, the Kisumu Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) test takes place at the end of Primary School (typically 14 years old). Our graph here shows that our cared-for children, with our love and support, are achieving better KCPE grades over time.
Making the Most of Secondary Education
As an International Development Charity we understand that to help people in a sustainable way, we need to support them into a career so that they can break the poverty cycle themselves. The career pathways of our over-18s (to date) is shown below. These figures are significant, given these young people are some of the most deprived in an already poor district:
Vocational Training: 12
Employment (including self-employed/own business): 32
Key Achievements and Future development projects at Tieng’re Primary School
On top of the full and ongoing support we provide to our current child and young adults, we have set ourselves key projects.
✓ Build a protective 2m fence around Tieng’re Primary School to keep the children safe from outside interest
✓ Build a Borehole (100m depth)
✓ Certified clean drinking water
✓ Support of 10 extra under-privileged children through primary school and beyond
✓ Build 4 new school classrooms
✓ Reduce Teacher/child ratio from 1:106 to 1:70
✓ Girls’ washroom
✓ Lay piping to the water tower at the school
✓ Support 20 further under-privileged children through primary school and beyond
✓ Establish and run Covid-19 Emergency Food Pack distribution to the local community
✓ Emergency daily feeding programme for 100 children at our Home
✓ Begin renovation of all classrooms at Tieng’re Primary School
✓ Continue the Covid-19 Emergency Food Pack distribution to the local community
✓ Continue the Emergency daily feeding programme for 100 children at our Home (named the Emergency Kitchen)
✓ Establish a community garden to grow food to supply the Emergency Kitchen for children at risk of starvation
✓ 24 New toilet cubicles for 850 pupils (and their teachers)
(these plans were pushed back to 2022 because of the immediate emergencies created by the Pandemic in 2020/21)