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El Rar Primary School vists Nairobi Animal Orphanage
15/05/2017
Children from the remote El Rar Primary School have had their first taste ....(read more)

Education Day for parents at Mitamysi Secondary School
10/04/2017
A spectacular Education Day was held for parents at Mitamysi Secondary ....(read more)

Football comes to El Rar Primary School
31/03/2017
A gift of footballs to El Rar Primary School has caused quite a stir!  The ....(read more)

Local African Trusts

  • The mechanism we have chosen for the transfer of funds is to set up a series of small local charitable trusts with each one sitting alongside a particular African school.
  • Each trust is dedicated entirely to supporting a local school and is legally constituted with Trustees from the school and the community.  All trusts include people with business or professional backgrounds who in some cases come from outside the local community.
  • This ensures accountability and transparency whilst at the same time building capacity at local level.
  • Each trust has a local bank account with a minimum of 2 signatories.
  • Decision -making resides with the local trustees who have the responsibility to set priorities for expenditure and account for the money.
  • Annual accounts will be approved by the local Trustees and submitted to TAS.
  • No expenses (except under exceptional circumstances) will be claimed and all administration and evaluation will be undertaken free.
  • This means that 100% of donations will be used for the direct benefit of present and future pupils in the schools.
  • To date we have established 11 local trusts - 9 in Kenya ( at Eburru Secondary School, Green Park Nursery School, Asako Primary School,Madogo Secondary School, Ikathima Primary School, Kalumu Primary School, Boka Primary School,  Usueni Girls Secondary School and Mivukoni Secondary School),  and 1 in Ethiopia (at Kimphe Langano Primary School).   These meet regularly and  the minutes of their meetings can be seen via the relevant school link.  They are setting  their priorities for funding  and preparing their proposals ( see 'requirements' link for each school). 
  • The trust in Uganda (at Buheesi Secondary School) has now been taken over by a new organisation - the Uganda Schools Trust - which is supporting schools in Uganda on the TAS model.