A.C.K Taita Taveta Diocese in partnership with Kazi Mingi Foundation (KMF) have taken on an ambitious and exciting project to build a Boarding High School in Voi, Kenya having first established, with the local community, the urgent need for such a school in the area.
Over 500 children leave Primary School every year in Voi to be faced with insufficient places in Form 1 of High School. This forces many children to finish their education at 13 leaving them with little hope of finding work or building a future for themselves.
St Bartholomew High School is being built in several phases. The first phase was completed on 2nd February, 2005 when it opened its doors to students. The official opening took place in June 2005.
Over the years more facilities have been constructed including a Multi-purpose Hall, 2 dormitories and 6 staff houses.
The School caters for students from 13 to 17 years and is affiliated to the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK), educating many who come from below the poverty line. In order to be self-supporting, the school is fee-paying, and aims to support 20% of students on scholarships. These are given to orphans and poverty-stricken young people.
The Diocese together with KMF still has much work to do in order to finally complete this major project. Owing to the exciting growth of St Bartholomew High School we need to provide:
- TWO more staff houses
- TWO more dormitories
- A Medical Centre & further Sports Facilities
To achieve this you can help fundraise by visiting the KMF fundraising page.