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SHALOM ACADEMY

Strive for Excellence supports education in Irovo, Kakamega County, Kenya.

Our principal project is to develop Shalom Academy, the ECD/Primary school we built in January 2017 – that means more classrooms, more teachers and more educated children.

2015 – 2017

  • Brought educational and sports/games supplies
  • Purchased an acre of land in the village
  • Fenced the property and cleared old tree stumps
  • Brought more educational supplies
  • 1st stage build: (4 classrooms)
  • 2nd stage: 5th classroom and kitchen, completed long-drop latrines, built desks and benches

2018

  • Installed water harvesting system
  • Built 2 wash stations
  • Painted building in school colours
  • Built secure supply cabinet
  • Levelled floors
  • Cleared land
  • Planted trees and hedges
  • Brought significant employment to village people
  • Provided year-round motorcycle transport
  • Increased registration to 60 children

2019

  • Build 3 more classrooms
  • Build kitchen
  • Build staff room
  • Erect gate
  • Provide uniforms and school badges
  • Fund 2 teacher training places at college

HOW CAN YOU HELP US?

You can help by donating good quality text books and stationery, uniforms and satchels – what do you have?

Cash donations are needed to develop infrastructure and pay our teachers.

Click on the button for a list of items the children need, and how your money can directly help the children of Irovo.

LATEST NEWS

Keep up to date with how the school, children and staff are doing and the impact it is making to the local community by visiting our news page.

Saintly intervention

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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School in Preston invited Strive for Excellence to their Send a Friend to School fundraiser. (St Gregory is the patron saint of musicians, singers – and…

Unfurl the Flag

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The Kenyan flag is raised on Mondays and Friday mornings and lowered after school. It’s the one and only time there is silence at Shalom Academy. Once the flag is…

Unsung Hero

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May I introduce Mary, Shalom Academy’s cook for the last few years. Never complaining, always on time, in blistering heat and pouring rain, working in a smoky mud hut, every…

TRUSTEES

Strive for Excellence is run by a small, dedicated team of five trustees. We accept no payment of any kind and take no remuneration for expenses or travel.

Alan Whelan

CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

GHOSTWRITER AND AUTHOR ALAN HAS WRITTEN THREE ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOKS AND A NOVEL – ALL SET IN AFRICA.

Olive Carroll

TRUSTEE

UNTIL RECENTLY, OLIVE WAS DIRECTOR OF PERSONAL SOCIAL CARE AT LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL.

John Entwistle

TRUSTEE

JOHN IS HEAD TEACHER OF ST AUGUSTINE’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL IN PRESTON.

Jean Atkinson

TRUSTEE

JEAN IS A BUSINESS CONSULTANT, CHARTERED MARKETER AND FELLOW OF THE CIM.

Michael Henderson

TRUSTEE

MICHAEL IS THE CHAIRMAN OF AN INTEGRATED MARKETING AGENCY HE FOUNDED 30 YEARS AGO.

If you would like to find out more about how you can help then please feel free to get in touch.

07904 910686