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In 2011, as part of our commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of its Founder, Canon Nathaniel Woodard, the Woodard schools and wider community raised £250,000 to build the Woodard Langalanga Secondary School in Gilgil, Kenya.  The first intake of 14 year old pupils arrived in 2012 and by February 2015 the school will be full with 480 pupils being influenced by the Woodard ethos. 

Donations are still being received and are used on projects not included in the original plan.  Some donations provide bursaries to promising pupils with desperately poor parents.  £160 per year provides four bursaries of £40 which cover 25% of the first year’s fees.   Other donations go towards ‘Activities’ such as the President’s Award Scheme (similar to our Duke of Edinburgh Scheme); participation in national music festivals; provision of essential syllabus text books, revision books and sports competitions.  None of these activities are covered by school fees or the meagre government subsidies.

From the image below you can see that the school hall project is well under way.  The roofing sheets will soon be fixed and then internal works can start.  Much of the money for the school hall has been raised by Derby High School, a former associated school, so the building will be known as the ‘Derby High Hall’.

If you would like to support this wonderful project there are two ways to make a donation:

  1. A specific “Woodard” Charities Aid Foundation bank account has been set up.  The details are, CAF Bank (Charities Aid Foundation), Account name: Kariandusi School Trust KST Woodard Account, Account No.  00095977, sort code 40-52-40 which will allow funds to be paid in directly either in person or on-line.  All donations paid in directly to the bank account should be notified by email to Graham Turner –turnergra@yahoo.co.uk
  2. By sending a cheque made payable to Kariandusi School Trust, to Graham Turner, Lindfield House, High Street, Lindfield, West Sussex RH16 2HU.

Click here to download a Gift Aid form, if required.

Image courtesy of Jonathan Cooke