GILL MARSHALL-ANDREWS MEEETING WITH BOKA PRIMARY SCHOOL
TRUSTEES 26 SEPTEMBER 2014
Headteacher Abdul Hussan,
Chair of Governors, Ibrahim Hussein
-Mohamed Abdullah Ahmed
Stephen Kameti TAS / KWS co-ordinator
Gill Marshall-Andrews TAS secretary
The school now has a mothers’ committee consisting of 2
mothers elected from each class. Their
role is to advise other mothers about girl child education and other
matters. They are keen on the girls
The screen has not yet been erected as a contractor pulled
out. Now they are working with a woman
contractor. The screen will have to be
longer to accommodate an outside space for the girls to relax in the evenings.
The results of the mock KCPE exams were good. Boka was the second out of 35 in the Tana North district – excluding private
schools. Top child got 340 marks. 15
entries including 4 girls. Everyone
School has 5 TSC teachers including the HT. Parents have paid for 1 and TAS has paid for
2. County Govt now pays for nursery
teachers who are called ‘caretakers’ because of a dispute with the national
govt and the unions.
Student numbers are as follows: boys/girls
Nursery 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
41/27 36/28 24/25
20/16 23/14 16/14
The educational trip was a great success. Class 8 plus 2 high performers from lower
down the school. The experience widened
horizons. They saw young children in
nursery which surprised them. They will
apply for funding for 2 trips per year in future.
Sanitary pads are supposed to be provided by the govt but
not yet received.
There is a new mast being built which will greatly improve
The MP Ali Wario has promised the CDF will build a new
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature from
Australia has put up 4 water tanks at 10,000 litres each. Also some gutters but they are too small so
when it rains heavily the water flows over the gutters. (NB Stephen and I saw a
remedy for this which he will pass on to the school)
Water is brought by donkey cart from the well. The school now has 1 toilet and two washrooms
for girls. No washroom for boys although
MTAP (Medium Term Asal Programme) have a
contract to build some.
Water Resource Utilisation WRU is considering pumping water
from the well to the village and school.
The library now has the TV with some solar panels. There are 20 elect socket and the walls have
been sealed so the building is now suitable for computers when the govt laptop
scheme comes in.
Teacher training for IT programme is due to start soon.
Lots of trees have been planted and are mostly alive.
Shade bandas, books for library, Kitchen, 1 teacher
GMA Wait for
HT Screen contract, new proposals, follow up on sanitary pads, follow up on bursaries for poor students, send message that school is ready for laptop
support preparation of proposals,
Laptop for HT It was agreed that the laptop brought out by
Gill for HT will be handed over when 10
girls are enrolled as boarders!
Next meeting in January 2015.