What exactly are we planning to do?
1. The Tarnos income is not meeting costs due to the inclusive policy of accommodating families unable to pay fees, resulting in teachers only being paid half the Kenyan government salary. Due to Tarnos’ growing reputation, teachers are keen to work at the school but cannot afford to stay long. We aim to improve the wages to keep quality teachers at the school.
2. To guarantee places for at least 30 disadvantaged children. The school has brilliant learners who are hard working and rarely absent but cannot afford fees. The challenge is to have them at school for uninterrupted learning. We can offer them a fair chance to succeed in life!
3. In 2018, the Kenyan Government issued a new curriculum, more holistic in approach which emphasises a child-centred approach exploring learners’ talents, creativity and skills unlike the old system which focused on examination grades. Tarnos needs to purchase new textbooks and workbooks for this curriculum.
4. The aged Scottish computers need to be replaced so that the children at Tarnos can continue to develop their ICT skills and learn skills for a developing world. The new curriculum places emphasis on digital literacy skills which cuts across all learning areas.
5. To build an ecological sewerage system, to ensure that water from the borehole is not wasted and the children and staff remain healthy.
6. A new school bus would be of great benefit to the Tarnos community. It would transport children to school and enable participation in inter-school activities such as sport, music and debating. Tarnos school is in a remote rural location a long way from a main road and most of the children currently have to walk many kilometers every day.
Here is how you can help Tarnos
You can help Tarnos School thrive by making a small donation. Click here to find out how to donate!
What does it cover?
A single donation:
£10 could by a class a full set of exercise books
£25 could buy art materials such as paper, paints, crayons for two infant classes
£50 could buy a class a full set of text books for the new curriculum
£100 can double a Tarnos teacher’s monthly wage to match Kenyan Government salaries.
£500 can provide day places at school for 4 disadvantaged children
A monthly donation:
£5 per month could provide text books for 10 children
£10 per month could provide a day place for one child for a whole year
£25 per month could increase a teachers salary by 25%
A single donation could help make the world of difference to these children and the school staff. Please support the children of Tarnos today!