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Minutes from Trustees Meeting
22/01/2015

Present:



Minutes:

MIVUKONI SECONDARY SCHOOL TRUST

NOTE OF A VISIT on 22 JANUARY 2015 BY GILL MARSHALL-ANDREWS AND STEPHEN KAMETI

Present:  Lilian Syanda, Mr Muthya, Luke Arimi, Boniface, SK and GMA

School update

There was a big parents meeting on 26 November at which the parents agreed to contribute funds for furnishing the bandas, finishing the new science lab and books for the library.

Newsletter

Hard copies of the recently produced newsletter was presented.  They cant go on line because the internet connection is still too weak.

The newsletter was for the third quarter of 2014 and it is expected that there will be one per quarter.  It will be put on line asap.

ICT and library

Boniface is planning to run IT classes for the community to start in 2 weeks time.  This will bring in an income for the school.

GMA suggested that the school could also offer training and support for primary schools starting with the government’s standard 1laptop programme.

The MP will be asked to pressure Safaricom for proper internet connectivity.  The present situation is very damaging to the progress of the school. There is supposed to be a fibre optic cable running up the road to Tseikuru which brings it close to the school.  This would transform the connectivity.

The Camara comuters are working fairly well but a maintenance visit would be helpful.  Stephen to contact them and arrange this.

Kindles

The school is thinking of getting a credit card so it can download books onto the kindles.

TAS Funding

It was agreed that Harriet will transfer funds for the IT technician who has just been employed.  Funding of 180,000 Kes was sent to the MSST in Nov 2013.  This is for 0.5 position for 2 years.  TAS to pay 7000 Kes per month and the school to pay 7000 Kes per month.  Evidence of the school contribution at the end of the 2 year period will be required. 

TAS will forward 810,000 Kes for the renovation of the old science lab.  The tender was 917,000Kes and the school contribution was 107,000 Kes.

TAS will also forward 190,000 Kes for an educational trip. 

COMPLETION REPORTS ON BOTH THESE PROJECTS WILL BE REQUIRED.

Enrolment

Around 80 students are expected to enrol in Form 1 but this will depend on the 2014 results due out in March.  Form 2 has 56 students.  The target for KCSE in 2014 was 4.2 (last year’s results were 3.7)

Peter Edmead

The school will reach out to Peter and hope he is willing to resume his interest and support for the school.

Meeting ended at 1.30pm