scholarship for further education

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Since the formation of Under the Mango Tree in 2012 and the subsequent dedicated support given to the school children of Timboni, we are beginning to see flourishing children graduating from primary education. However, what happens next?

There is an abundance of evidence and international reports to show that encouraging girls in rural areas like Timboni to stay on in school benefits the health and well-being of the whole community, not just the individual.

From 2020, Under the Mango Tree will sponsor a bright girl from Timboni Primary through the four years of secondary education at Ribe Girls boarding school (www.ribegirls.sc.ke).

Boarding at school is the only option for rural communities that do not have ready access to senior education.

Fees are around £500 per year and we are seeking to raise funds to secure the full four years education for each child, bringing the cost of the Scholarship to £2,000.

This cost is impossible for local families to meet and without the sponsorship, girls are unable to progress in education.

To make a donation to the Sponsorship campaign please click here

 

TOILETS FOR GIRLS ***fully funded***

Our challenge for 2019 is to build fit for purpose toilets suitable for older girls and women. There is an abundance of evidence and international reports showing that encouraging girls in remote rural areas like Kambe to stay on in school provides benefits to the individual and to the well-being of the whole community.

At present the only toilet facilities for all the girls and women teachers are unpleasant and basic.

Many older girls lose school days due to the issues with dealing with personal hygiene and it’s believed this is the reason why some older girls give up on school completely.

Our funding target is £10,500 to build cleaner toilet and washing facilities.

THIS PROJECT IS FULLY FUNDED AND WILL BE COMPLETE BY JULY 2019 - THANK YOU

(BELOW) THE TOILET BLOCK FOR GIRLS IN PROGRESS (MAY 2019)

2 more classrooms *** fully funded***

THIS PROJECT IS FULLY FUNDED AND IS COMPLETE AS AT JUNE 2019 - THANK YOU

The building work is now well underway as at March 2019. The front of the original ground floor classrooms can be seen with the new floor above. The second photo shows the rear view of the building with an enclosed access strairway that will also provide useful storage.

In 2016 and 2017 Under the Mango Tree funded the building of two ground floor classrooms. These were designed and built so that two more classrooms could be built above to serve as a first floor. The first floor rooms were to be built once funding was in place and school pupil numbers increased.

Both these factors have now happened and the building work is scheduled for the first half of 2019.

We are happy to announce that largely due to a specific generous donation, the building work is FULLY FUNDED.

There will of course be additional needs once the building is complete eg. desks, chairs, educational materials etc - ***FULLY FUNDED***

The two new classrooms are shown above - first floor addition to the existing building that was funded by Under the Mango Tree in 2016-17.

The two new classrooms have a folding wall to open up the space when required.

The children are thankful for the desks, chairs and decor.