Kora Secondary School was established in 2017 in response to pressure from the Asako community on the Tana River. The Ministry of Education formally registered it and posted a headteacher i n 2017. Prior to that the nearest secondary school was 103 km away and few children leaving primary school went on to continue their studies.
The new school originally sharesd facilities with Asako Primary School which TAS has supported for 8 years. The community had allocated land for the new school but there were no buildings so the 72 secondary school students initially enrolled were squeezed into primary school classrooms and dormitories. Indeed one of the main reasons that the school was established was that the TAS -built girls dormitories would encourage families to allow their girls to get a secondary education.
The government has now built 4 classrooms, as there are 4 year groups in secondary schools. TAS has funded a kitchen, fence, storage facilities, laptops, curriculum resources, handwashing tanks and is now raising funds for a library and a girls dormitory.