Meisori School

Football and netball teams Being awarded school bags Class ready to learn Opening the library Emma Soames with parents
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Meisori School

Football and netball teams at the Meisori School

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Meisori School, Kenya

Children being awarded school bags

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Meisori School, Kenya

Lenyain class ready to learn

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Meisori School, Kenya

Lord Steel officially opens the library

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Meisori School

Emma Soames with some of the students' parents.

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Meisori School caters for around 300 children in an economically poor and barren area, near Lake Baringo. Despite limited resources the children are very eager to learn and many walk up to six miles to attend the school. The Trust first funded kit and equipment for the school football and netball teams, as sport is one of the childrens most loved subjects.

To help further their education, the Trust then funded a library for the school, which is now fully stocked with books and newspapers, and is managed by the Kenyan Department of Library Services. The library not only serves Meisori, but other schools in the area as well as the local community. It is now so popular that Saturday morning sees visitors coming from all directions to make use of the resources.

The school operates a feeding programme and for many students, this may be their only meal of the day. To support this the Trust agreed to fund a dining hall and community centre that would provide much-needed shelter. This new building has already proved to be a great asset, not only by providing a venue for school lunches, but also a venue for assembly, drama and cultural performances, and community events and meetings.

The official opening ceremony of the new buildings was presided over by former Trustee Emma Soames, and we are delighted our funding has had such positive impact on the school and community.

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