A dream for something better

The Karuri School Project is an ambitious but successful attempt to bring education to the children of a remote area of Kenya. It was the dream of one woman, Wangari Cecilia Karuri, who experienced at first hand the shocking effects of poverty in countries around the world. Her dream has come true, thanks to immense hard work and support from friends in the U.K.

In 2008 whilst working in England she decided to save every penny she could, hoping to fulfil her vision by saving enough to build a school for the orphaned, poor and vulnerable children of the Kahuru district of her homeland. Her dedication and hard work over the last few years is amazing. The school is taking shape, and the dream is gradually becoming reality. Supported by her family in Kenya and by friends in the UK she raised enough money to buy the land and put up the first classrooms. The school is formally known now as The Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, and the first children started as day students in January 2011. However, there is still much more work to be done and many obstacles to be overcome, so it is more vital than ever to continue to raise funds to maintain and improve the functions of the school. Wangari Cecilia has recruited teachers who can make the school function, and when the children's residential unit was completed in January 2012 she was able to take in the first boarders. By April 2012 there were 14 children living at the school, and about 65 day students. The provision of clean water and the safe supply of electricity are two continuing priorities, but the school now has over a hundred students.

The support group in Northampton UK is known as the Karuri School Project, and from small beginnings with just four or five people, it has grown into a region-wide Trust, with committee members from many walks of life, including teachers and head teachers, university lecturers, nurses, and others. In 2010 the U.K. Charity Commission awarded the Karuri School Project Trust full Charity status (Registered Charity number 1139387). All money raised goes to the school and for school resources; the Karuri School Project is run entirely by unpaid volunteers who give their time and experience freely.

Please explore the rest of this website to read Wangari Cecilia's own story, and to discover more about the school, the children, and our supporters, and to find out how you can help.

 
Sponsorship

Sponsorship

Sponsorship

We need funds urgently for medical help, food and education.

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Ideas for helping

Ideas for helping

Ideas for helping

The Giving Machine. How to raise funds for the Karuri School Project simply by shopping...

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Donations

Donations

Donations

We welcome all donations, however small (or large!) they may be. All the money received by the...

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Thank You

Thank You

Thank You

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Food for a Year

Food for a Year

Food for a Year

Gift Cards instead of Presents. The drought in central Kenya has driven up the cost of food, and...

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Latest News

Latest News

Latest News

Wangari's UK visit. April 2018 Wangari has now returned to Kenya after a very successful visit...

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Newsletters

Newsletters

Newsletters

This is where you can download our newsletters, April 2018 is now available.

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2015 News

2015 News

2015 News

Christmas Gift Certificates: December 2015 This  year's £5 Gift certificate was designed by a...

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2014 News

2014 News

2014 News

Christmas Message from Wangari: Thursday 25th Dec 2014. Dear Friends, On behalf of our...

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2013 News

2013 News

2013 News

News from 2013 - and what a busy year in Kenya and in the UK...!

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2012 News

2012 News

2012 News

April 2012 The report of Pat's visit in February is covered in the April newsletter. We now have...

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