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TAS PROJECT REPORT April/2015
This short summary report depicts key transformation
experienced between Dec 2014 and end March 2015 although scantly includes some
of the gains accrued from earlier years. Some unique bottle necks experienced
during project activities will be mirrored as while as a bit of key planned activities. This is not a
Key interventions/ outcomes
Increased enrolment of pupils boarding in ikathima
primary school; from 36 to 70 - more girls boarding.
All four primary schools improved results and
Six new schools have been identified and
process of recruitment going-on. Actual processes of
establishment of trustees to start soon recruitment. Those schools boarder Kora
National park and exist in areas of harsh climatical condition/very poor
between Dec. 2014 and
April 2015; the following activities
have been undertaken.
Two primary schools benchmarking
Two study tours
to Mombasa ; Ikathima and Asako primary schools.
Renovation of Ikathima West wing. Clear infrastructure facelift to the school!
Construction of modern library at Madogo Secondary School.
of girls hostels at Asako primary school (being completed)
Renovation of science laboratory at Mivukoni
Secondary School ( to complete end of April).
madogo students/teachers benchmarking program with better performing school. The
team became trainers of the others on the good practices towards good academic
(CASE STUDY OF IKATHIMA)
Clear transformation has been realized in the school as
boarding program picked so well that they have a problem of more bends. First banch
36 now 70 boarders with girls( 46 girls)
being more than boys . Many of this boarders come from other schools, school
enrolment has grown from 300 to 500 pupils, physical facilities improved and
good careof the same evident. The school has been earmarked by government for primary schools IT pilot program .
School development information is being shared among all stakeholders including pupils. (pupils
know what is happening in their schools) “ask
a pupil what TAS has done to them and straight
The school has high level cooperation of parents in local
contribution whenever such is required.
Team work spirit high: Teachers, parents and pupils. Each
busy making the whole system work.
The school community has a dream and clear focus. They have
a dream of taking care of their children who are not lucky to join higher
learning institution; Focus is to have a middle level polytechnic within their
compound for school related courses and as while as improve other life skills.
Identification and Recruitment of new project
schools as per TAS guidelines. Schools proximity to the park, remoteness,
poverty index, local community focus in education are some of the key factors
to be considered.
Field visit by respective trusts secretaries.
Completion of an ongoing school projects. These are;
Mivukoni Lab. Renovation; scheduled to be
complete by end April 2015
Boka kitchen construction; scheduled to be
complete by end April 14, 2015
Asako Girls Hostel; Scheduled to be complete by
end April 2015
study tours by mivukoni ( to implemented 2rd week April) and Usueni
secondary ( to be implemented 2rd school term) schools
project completion report submission by schools ;
By end April 2015.
development of new proposals for funding
consideration; by end May 2015
secretaries meeting at Nairobi; continuous!
TAS Partnership with KWS.
Based on the current partnership within KWS-TAS commitment,
KWS has so far managed to meet her
obligation in the area of provision of
transport, office maintenance and stationary on the other part of commitment i.e
TAS Coordinator’s field financial
expenses ; facilitation has been Zero! These areas are TAS coordinator field and communication expenses. Main reason
given by kws is and has been, the
organization going through very hard economical time. Revenue collection has
just gone so low such that only strict basic organizational expenditures can be
met for sustainability of the organization eg staff salary and vehicle running
because of security and poaching control.
The organization is still keen to keeping partnership with
TAS working while praying for lenience on the above financial commitment.
NB; All through the working relationship between KWS and
TAS Coordinator has been mutual.
Some lesson learnt)
Where there is a high team spirit positive
transformation easily realized.
When sufficient time is spend building local community
project management capacity, there is smooth project implementation.