THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF THINGS TO BE DONE.
Our initial projects are in the process of being identified, prioritized and implemented. They relate to:
Bursaries for academically high performing, but financially challenged, pupils.
The first 5 recipients of an OKT/MKT Msaada bursary have just been identified. Their family/guardian financial circumstances, their primary school examination results and their first year performance results at Lenana were scrutinized before they were chosen. They were chosen by the MKT and OKT Trustees from a shortlist prepared by the School. Bursaries are worth KS 100,000 which is just a little under the cost of attending Lenana for a year; tuition, board and lodging etc. We hope to have sufficient funds to renew these bursaries for these 5 winners for each of their subsequent years at Lenana, conditional upon their on-going academic performance remaining high. We hope, in addition, to grant a minimum of 5 new bursaries each year to more high-performers who are financially challenged. You can see who the 5 winners were in 2015 in our "News" section on this website. We are also considering, together with the School, other types of bursary which we could award, such as in the Arts or Sports, as donations permit.
Infrastructure and facility improvements.
Where to start? Working with the school, discussions are underway to prioritize facility and infrastructure works such as; replenishing the sanatorium, refurbishing the various kitchens, repairing and re-opening the swimming pool, providing sports equipment, re-creating the golf course, repairing the hockey pitches, re-equipping the classrooms, the library, painting the buildings, etc., etc., etc.
In our "News" section on this website you can see a few photos taken at the school in January 2015 which demonstrate the need for such infrastructure improvement projects and which we shall do, if we manage to have enough funds.
Any project funded and undertaken will be reported on this website and its implementation will be monitored and reported in our e-mail Newsletters to which you can subscribe on this website.
We would very much like to continue our support for high performing but financially challenged pupils who would benefit from attending a best possible, perhaps foreign, University after their years at Lenana. Any scholarship so awarded, would require the recipient to return to Kenya for employment after attending University.