Registered Charity No. 1134520
Teachers at Tenges Boys School
2008 and January 2017 we have provided 77 sponsorships to secondary school or
polytechnic. Also during those years we
have provided 50 new desks to Meisori Primary in 2008 and a further 42 (all
made by a local carpenter) in 2010, these being needed because of the increased
number of children attending.
In addition we
have funded painting of all classroom walls and improvements to floors in two
of the classrooms, plus a small water-catchment project, some computers, a
projector and a television. Our Trustees
have also made and delivered over 200 “Days for Girls” washable, reusable
feminine hygiene kits, which ensure that girls do not have to miss school for
lack of sanitary protection. We have
also shown a local seamstress how to make these kits.
For the last
four years or so, we have been working towards drawing away and winding down
the charity in the hope that local people may now be able to raise their own
funds to send children to secondary school.
2017 local people decided to raise funds to build a new secondary day school
next door to the primary school. They
were able to build the first two classrooms during that year, and to open the
Meisori Secondary School in January 2018, taking 27 pupils into Form 1. Their intention is to raise more funds in
subsequent years to build more classrooms and other facilities.
The Trustees of our charity
therefore thought it best to assist this excellent local initiative by
sponsoring students to this school instead of sending more to boarding schools. We were able to offer 10 full and 10 half
scholarships, together with a grant towards running the new school. We believe that after running a successful
first year, the school will achieve government approval and then government