Monthly Archives: November 2011

Library complete and impassable roads

Florence emailed me this weekend to say the tables, and extra shelves for the 500 books that are on their way by boat, are finished so the first stage of the library is complete. Fantastic news! Thanks to everyone who … Continue reading

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Interested in sponsoring a high school or vocational student?

Just let us know by sending and email to info@teiwasyana.ca. Feel free to tell us if you have sponsoring preferences such as • girl or boy • high school or vocational school • number of years you would like to … Continue reading

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Sponsoring a vocational school student

Here’s another option for sponsoring. Do you want to help a young student learn a trade? Here’s how you can do it for just $150 this year. Vocational School Program (two year course for hands-on training of skills such as … Continue reading

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Options for types of sponsors

The cost to sponsor a student is $150/year. This will provide students with tuition for three terms, school supplies such as pens, pencils, notebooks and textbooks. It will also contribute to the purchase of revision books (curriculum-based study guides) that … Continue reading

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How students will be selected to be sponsored

Once the children who are hoping to be sponsored to go to high school, attend the information session at the library in Kikule and fill out their applications, here is what will happen. The applications will be reviewed in Kikule … Continue reading

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High school student selection starting in Kikule

Florence is coming home from Uganda later this week and will be heading to Kikule. She and the TWS group in Kikule are  going to host an information session at the library, for students who want to apply to have … Continue reading

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Ngukus in Kenya

Ngukus (chickens in the Kamba language) are a big part of rural lives in Kenya. 90% of rural households keep indigenous chickens on their farms so roughly 24 million households have a few chickens running around. Chickens often sleep locked … Continue reading

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TWS can give retroactive tax receipts for 2012 donations if we get charitable status

 Great news! If Canada Revenue Agency awards us with charitable status in 2012 then for any donations received in 2012 we can provide tax receipts. Any donations made in the same calendar year as the status is awarded are eligible … Continue reading

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Only 50% of primary school students passed national exams in Kenya

In order for primary school students to go on to secondary school, they must complete Class Eight and pass the national primary school examination- Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). High schools set minimum score requirements for admission: the higher … Continue reading

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National examinations started on Tuesday

This year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams started on Tuesday. Every student in Standard Eight  (Grade Eight) writes the exams to get their primary school certificate. This year 775,820 candidates will sit the exam. The number of students writing the … Continue reading

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