Archive for July, 2009

New Business Start Up

Friday, July 31st, 2009
Vivian is one of our “Tumaini Kids” who finished High School last year, to date she has been unable to find work, but thanks to a generous donation from Second Chance in Sleaford we have been able to set Vivian up in a small business. Vivian wakes early to make the mixture for a Kenyan favourite, Mandazi, it’s a kind of doughnut. They are fried fresh each morning and sold to staff and students at break time, they are very tasty, not sure how many calories but it’s worth it!. As you can see they are very popular. Vivian plans to introduce chips and other small items next term. Well done Vivian, with a bit of help from Mary our house mother! Not forgetting Second Chance for making it all possible. Xx Glyn & Jane

Agriculture Field Trip

Saturday, July 25th, 2009
Our Form IV Agriculture students had a chance to learn first hand about dairy farming at the coast. Our local farm has around 45 Jersey cows producing very creamy milk! It’s an amazing place, different grasses are grown as feed to produce high quality milk. Nothing goes to waste as Bio Gas is produced to make electricity and to pasturise the milk. I think the tasting session at the end of the tour gave our students a taste of heaven. Xx Glyn & Jane.

Joseph & His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Monday, July 20th, 2009
Wow! What a performance, on Saturday Tumaini students and staff put on a fantastic performance of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Maureen and our music teacher Joel worked really hard to bring an idea to reality. Peter Juma one of our Tumaini Kids gave an outstanding performance as Joseph, it was great to see staff and students working together to tell this memorable story in a way never seen before by many. Thanks to all those that worked so hard, God bless. Xx Glyn & Jane

Sports & Fun Day

Monday, July 13th, 2009
What an amazing day! We are due to start end of term exams next week so to give children and staff a time to relax we have just had our sports and fun day. What was even more exciting was the fact that it was on our new plot of land. We had to clear a lot of bush but what a great day was had by all, once again staff won basketball and netball while high school boys won the football match. As you can see it’s serious stuff for a fun day! So until next time, thanks Xx Glyn & Jane

Seedling to Nursery!

Friday, July 3rd, 2009
It’s the time of year that our Form 4 Agriculture students prepare for their end of year project, this year we are growing Sukuma Wiki (Curly Kale). George carefully plants his seedlings, he will record its progress in his journal and submit his findings as part of his final Agriculture exam. The seedlings are doing well as you can see from the nursery photo below. Now we can bring our own fresh water to the school projects like this are a lot more affordable and successful. Thanks once again for helping our students excel. Xx Glyn & Jane