Build a school in a deprived area of Mombasa

by Mustard Seed Project (Kenya)
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Build a school in a deprived area of Mombasa
Build a school in a deprived area of Mombasa
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Build a school in a deprived area of Mombasa
Build a school in a deprived area of Mombasa

Project Report | Jan 6, 2023
From Strength to Strength

By Lynne Smith | Trustee

Playing with the farm in Nursery
Playing with the farm in Nursery

The Mustard Seed Project (MSP) are delighted to report that at last UK trustees have been able to visit Miche Bora Nursery and Primary School in Mombasa. Our founding trustee, Rita, went to Kenya with family members in October 2022 to celebrate the life of Geoff, her husband and also founding trustee, who sadly died in December 2021. Geoff was much loved in the school, in the community and in Mombasa itself where he had contacts through Rotary etc. As Rita arrived at the school for the first time since the pandemic the whole school was waiting to greet her and she and her family were welcomed with open arms. They were shown great kindness and support from their many Kenyan friends and did indeed celebrate Geoff's life as he would have wished. He had a great love for Kenya.

MSP is in constant communication with the school, through the wonders of technology, but speaking to everyone face to face makes a huge difference. When Rita's family returned home I went out to join her. 

My last visit to Mombasa was in 2011 when the school was in a rented building with six teachers including a teaching Head. Four members of staff remain from 2011 but my greatest difficulty was learning the names of everyone else and where to find them. With 13 teachers, three teaching assistants, three cooks, three cleaners, two office staff as well as the Headteacher in a big and beautiful new building it took a day or two to find my way around confidently! I drew myself a plan. There was so much to do after a long absence. While Rita dealt with buying 30 new laptops, getting better internet access, staff training, bank accounts, parents' meetings and many other things I introduced new group reading books, organised resouces for the two youngest classes and did appraisal training for lower school. The staff are extremely hard working and very willing and eager to learn. I am so much looking forward to hearing how the youngest children are enjoying their new furniture and using clean (washed and in lidded plastic boxes because dust and dirt infiltrates most things), organised resources, many of which are new or had not been unpacked.

Almost immediately after we returned home the oldest children sat the KPCE exam, an external exam which children in all schools take. Government expectation average is C. Our school average this year was B. Three children achieved A-. Our previous average was B-, still an excellent result. Staff, parents, children and trustees are delighted. These poor children have a far better chance of escaping poverty through a good education, which is what MSP is able to provide, only because of you, our donors. Your kindness and generousity has given them a great gift, so thank you and please keep changing lives.

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Mustard Seed Project (Kenya)

Location: Peterborough - United Kingdom
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Rita Fowler
Peterborough , Lincolnshire United Kingdom

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