More about us
Our aim is to give our children an excellent, well-balanced, education within the school day, giving them time to play, be with their families and to be children. TKWL has its own nursery and primary school in the slum area of Manyatta. Most sponsored children attend our school, but some children are placed into government-run schools when it is too far for them to attend Simon Newberry School.
As well as providing an excellent academic education, we also strive to ensure that the children are taught, encouraged and provided for in all aspects of their lives, including their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. As part of this the children are provided with a snack of porridge in the morning and a nutritious meal each lunchtime.
For many children, this is their only meal of the day. Simon Newberry School is not-profit making and needs external funding each month to continue. This is done through fundraising and sponsorship of children most in need, and this means that more than half of the pupils are sponsored. After leaving primary school, sponsored children continue to be supported through secondary or vocational training.
Our sponsors support children by providing them with the essentials needed for their education or vocational training. Sponsorship funds are used to help buy school uniforms, shoes, school books and equipment, pay various school fees and cover medical expenses when they are unwell.
We have an excellent team working within the school and surrounding areas. Chris Wheat is the missions coordinator for TKWL who oversees the staff, administrators and social workers.
TKWL has a Board of Trustees in the UK and in Kenya. The UK Trustees are: Phil and Diane Ball, Gareth and Kate Birt, Olivia Frost, Joe and Gill Hayden, Sally James Fry, and Janet Newberry. The treasurer is Chris Squires. The Kenya Trustees are: George McOmwanda, Janet Newberry, Elizabeth Odhiambo, John Ondeche, John Ong’ondo, Dr Ruby Sokwala, and Chris Wheat.