International Women's Day
Women know how wonderful they are.
A good education teaches the rest of the world.
Celebrating International Women's Day 2021
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Elderly ladies seed distribution
Today marked Roko 20 Academy's first seed/crop donation of 2021
This event involves the school donating seeds to the elderly ladies in the community who farm their land to grow produce - Maize and Beans.
The elderlies then donate a percentage of their crop back to the school in order to help feed the children their school meals.
These events take place thanks to the generosity of one of our oldest and most generous supporters who is a huge advocate of this community benefit.
Pictured amongst the elders is 100 year old Betha Njeri.
A great day for the community and the school.
Day 12 of janRUNary
Thanks everyone for participating in this sponsored run for Roko 20.
It’s getting tougher as the days go by.
JanRUNary is a 256 mile endurance challenge set up by Jonny Mzungu Sutton and Bryan Hughes to raise funds for Roko 20 whilst also encouraging people
to get out in the New Year and get fit / maintain their fitness.
If you would like to support this team please go to
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Song for Kikuyu
We'd like to share with you this lovely inspirational Kikuyu song written and performed by the mother of one of our Grade 1 pupils.
The video was filmed on location at Roko 20 Academy, Murang'a and
Milford Haven in Wales.
This is an inspirational song drawing upon the challenges and life experiences of the singer and sung in the traditional popular style of the Kikuyu tribe.
Kikuyus are predominant in our area and the largest ethnic group in Kenya.
Some of you may recognise our pupils and
Uncle Job makes a terrific guest star appearance...
(Please do leave a 'like' so we can promote this parent. Thank you!)
We were absolutely delighted with the success of July’s GlobalGiving fundraising campaign to raise money for the Teacher Training project.
Thanks to your generosity we raised a total of £3,090 out of a £4,605 goal.
ERIC KAMAU UPDATE
Eric lives with his mother and sister on the outskirts of Murang’a. Eric and his sister are sponsored by Roko 20 to a primary school education. He is in Grade 2.
During the Covid-19 pandemic Eric and his sister spent their days collecting scrap metal from rubbish tips in and around the town of Murang’a. They would then sell the scraps of metal to a recycling site. This money helped their mother to buy food.
Eric was not keen on this job and told his mother that it was too ‘dirty’. He started saving some of the money he earned and bought a few watermelons and pineapples. He set up a small roadside stall and started selling the fruit close to the local market of Mukuyu.
With some of the income received he managed to buy himself a pair of school shorts, a shirt and a pair of shoes. In addition he also bought his sister a bucket which she uses for selling melons.
Eric is just 8 years old. He is now smart and keeps himself tidy and clean.
His mother is proud of him.
Back to school after 7 months
After closing school for 7 months since 15 March due to the pandemic we reopened today with Grade 4.
As per the Ministry of Education directive Grades 4 and 8 are the first grades to return with the others joining us soon.
Pupils were delighted to be back in school.
Big thanks to Peter who is growing vegetables on our school land to help our families during this crisis. He reports that kale and thoroko (cowpea) are growing well. The cowpea will be ready in just two weeks, or if left unharvested can grow to be beans, which is nice with rice or UGALI.
Cowpea (also known as a black-eyed pea) is grown mainly for its edible beans, but what many people don’t know is that the crop can be grown as a vegetable. Its tender leaves and young pods are also edible and can be used to make delicious and nutritious vegetable dishes. They are a good source of vitamins and antioxidants, and like other greens, the leaves have a high fiber content.
We continue to support our families each month with a distribution of food such as rice, beans, maize, oil, salt and soap.