In 2018 Jonny Sutton visited Roko 20 to volunteer teaching sports, specifically football. With Jonny's knowledge and skills he gave pupils the opportunity to reach their potential. The commitment, enthusiasm and dedication he brought to Roko 20 was incredible and we are so very grateful to him. The impact he had on our pupils will be life changing.
Even now, long after Jonny left Roko 20 his support continues and he is currently in training to complete the 69 mile "The Wall" race to raise money for us.
As he said:
"The place and the people involved at the school have left a permanent impression on my life and I will continue to take on challenges to raise funds and their profile. Undertaking this challenge will be another step up from previous ones - Please support me financially via sponsorship. £180 can school a child for 12 months, I'd like to be able to raise enough money to school 4 pupils for a year - Please help me to achieve this"
Please visit his JustGiving page and give what you can to spur him on. This is one tough challenge! Thank you.
One of our stars shone particularly brightly last term when Nancy achieved second place in the end of term exams out of all the girls in the 12 schools in Gikundu Zone. Congratulations and well done, Nancy. We're all very proud of you.
GIRAFFE CENTRE AND BOMAS
In November 2017 almost 70 students, 7 teachers, one volunteer and one grandparent piled into two buses for the trip down to Nairobi. We first went to the Giraffe Conservation Centre where we learned about efforts to protect giraffes in Kenya, then had chance to feed the giraffes, before taking a nature walk in the heart of Nairobi.
In the afternoon, we had lunch at BOMAS before seeing traditional tribal dances and exploring re-creation villages, learning about how the different tribes throughout Kenya used to live.