Providing educational excellence and opportunity to rural Kenyan children
Did you know?
79% of Kenyan children will complete primary school but less than half of these children go on to secondary school. The quality of education in free, state schools in rural areas is often poor and the children do not achieve good enough grades to gain a place at secondary school. In Kenya there are three tiers of secondary school for those who complete primary exams successfully – national, county and community. All are boarding schools and the quality varies greatly. Having achieved entrance to secondary school, families can apply for scholarships to help with fees if they need to.
The aim of Tarnos school is to create a ‘centre of excellence’ which will provide a high-quality educational experience based on child-centred approaches and modern educational methodology and practice. Within such a learning environment the children are able to achieve good results in the Kenyan end of primary school exam which will give them the access requirements to attend secondary school.
What do we want to achieve at Tarnos School?
- Give children from a large rural area the best opportunity to attend secondary school
- Enable children from the area to achieve very good primary exam results to access the best secondary schools
- Ensure teachers at Tarnos are of the highest calibre and can be retained long term
- Ensure children attending Tarnos have access to IT as well as opportunities to participate in sports and creative arts
- Increase interaction between children at Tarnos with children from other schools