JUDY WILLIAMS AND
GILL MARSHALL-ANDREWS VISIT TO EBURRU PRIMARY SCHOOL
3 OCTOBER 2014
Joseph Karanja – Headteacher
Judy Williams – New Secretary of Eburru Primary School Trust
Gill Marshall-Andrews – TAS Secretary
The compound looked green and well planted with new
trees. The new courtyard is a great
improvement on the previous sea of mud. It still needs sweeping in order to
prevent the build up of mud. Now the
classrooms can be kept clean.
The library, TV and books looked in good order. There is a timetable for the use of the
building so it gets well used. In order
for the school to receive laptops in the first tranche of pilots for the
national programme it needs to install bars on the windows and a ceiling. Apart from this the school is ready.
6 new classrooms are still urgently needed.
In recent mock KCPE exams the school scored a mean score of
223. This compares with the 2013 score
of 215 so it looks hopeful that last years score will be improved upon. The score is always brought down by children
who drop out or truant after they are registered for the exam at the start of
Standard 8. This year 5 have dropped out
– some girls becoming pregnant and some getting married- and 5 are regular truants. The top boy achieved 375 which is good enough
for a national school.
Numbers on roll are as follows boys / girls:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
41/45 56/44 46/33
41/48 49/44 34/35
Green Park Fund
Den Snell is organising this for the 4 schools in Eburru and
Kasarani. They expect to raise a million
shillings for each school.
Eburru Primary wants their share to go towards the new
classroom block which is likely to cost around 4 milllion.
The possibility of sharing the cost with CDF was discussed –
CDF 3 classrooms 2 million;
Fund raiser 1 million; TAS 1
The MP Samuel Derito will be contacted by Gill to discuss this. His mob is 0722 994762
Judy has agreed to be the new secretary and will liaise with
Gordon about becoming a signatory on the bank account. She will liaise with the HT on all trust
related matters. The trust is lucky to
have her. She will arrange the next
meeting perhaps after Gordon is back at the beginning of November.