Madogo Waldegrave Partnership
Minutes of Meeting 8 June 2015
Present: Gill Marshall-Andrews (TAS); Stephen Kameti (TAS
Representative in Kenya); Nicole Davies; Chip Chippendale(Assistant Head in
charge of Charity); Nicole Bechirian and Caroline Croll
Minute taker: C. Croll
The purpose of the meeting
was to renew Waldegrave’s partnership with Madogo School. Waldegrave had had a
successful partnership which had lapsed in the last 2-3 years. Stephen was able
to meet us on his visit to the UK.
Gill updated us on the
current situation of Madogo School:
The new Head Teacher is Mr
Maina, who Nicole, Nic and Caroline met when they went out on an exchange. This
is very positive news as he is keen to renew the partnership. Rosania is also
still there, who came on the first exchange to the UK.
Chip was present because
she is keen to deepen the impact of charity fund-raising in school.
The school has made progress
in many areas: they have built a library and areas where students may study;
students now gain places at university; the ratio of girls to boys is now 50%
and a fence has been built around the school compound.
However, there are no
books to put in the lovely new building – and this would be an obvious way of
developing the partnership: raising funds for books.
A slogan ‘Reading for
Success’ was put forward.
Other areas suggested:
voice/council (was controversial last time)
Linking Madogo to
1. Gill to email Mr Maina to recreate the partnership
2. Chip to establish link and make a plan for Waldegrave
part of Charity (Prefects); Student Council (TP); and Y8 PDC (SM)
3. Chip to see CCR re. creating a Frog page and logins.