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Results Are In!

Congratulations to our Form Four students for excellent results in their recent K.C.S.E. exams! They all achieved a university-qualifying grade, despi ... READ MORE

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Goodbye to our form four students

And they’re off! School days have come to an end for our Form Four students, about five months later than they had originally expected, because of ... READ MORE

Meeting practical needs

In some areas 90% of the population is illiterate. Young people desperately need practical help to bring new skills to their communities. READ MORE

Meeting educational needs

Kisima Secondary School, a free residential school for 160 boys and girls aged between 14 and 18 years mainly from northern Kenya. READ MORE

The Educational Frontier Trust (TEFT) is a UK registered charity providing funding for the educational needs of marginalised and vulnerable children in Kenya.

What We Do

TEFT supports a Kenyan charity, the Kisima Trust, and its educational project Kisima School which works with communities mainly in northern Kenya, in particular pastoralist communities.

Northern Kenya is a marginalised region affected by recurrent drought, banditry and violent conflict and has virtually no public services. High percentages of the traditional pastoralist communities are illiterate and many now depend on relief aid for survival.

Kisima School selects children from these communities on the basis of need and potential and gives them the opportunity to transform their lives through academic achievement. A secondary education and the chance to progress to university offers these children new skills and training that can change their lives and bring new life to their families and communities.

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10 teachers teach the Kenyan national curriculum to 160 children, 80 boys and 80 girls. The students sit the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education in their fourth and final year. Their results determine whether they progress to university or other colleges and levels of government financial support.

Kisima School is located on a five acre site at Nyahururu, approximately 240km northwest of Nairobi. The school site includes classrooms, staff rooms, a dining room (which also doubles as the school hall), kitchens, dormitories, a games field and teachers’ accommodation. Vegetables for the school kitchen are grown in a large greenhouse and all other available space around the buildings. Goats are also kept near the games field. Watch the film

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Results Are In!

May 2021

Congratulations to our Form Four students for excellent results in their recent K.C.S.E. exams! They all achieved a university-qualifying grade, despite having had their final year disrupted by COVID-19. Nationally, only 19% of students managed it this year, so it is really encouraging to once again have all our students able to proceed to university. Provisional ranking of all the schools in the country indicates that Kisima is at position 18 out of 10,567 schools!

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Goodbye to our form four students

April 2021

And they’re off! School days have come to an end for our Form Four students, about five months later than they had originally expected, because of the COVID-related disruption to the 2020 school year. They finished their exams on Monday and headed home on Tuesday morning. Current COVID rules required us to arrange for them to be picked up from the school, and those who needed to travel through any of the locked-down counties had to carry a letter from the Principal so they could be permitted to travel.
The Ministry of Education has said that the exam results should be released by 10th May and we look forward to hearing how they have done and then in due course, what they will go on to do next.

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