Education at Ol Lentille Trust
We support 13 schools, with a student population of 2400.
- 9 primary schools: Kimanjo, Musul, Naiperere, Nkiloriti, Raap, Parkurruk, Nosirai and Rumate.
- 1 secondary school: Kimanjo Secondary
- 3 nursery schools: Narasha, Tiemamut and Tura.
With a boy-girl ratio of approximately 50-50, our schools help keep girls out of early marriages and pregnancies.
The Ol Lentille Trust continues to support the development of these schools through the building of classrooms and dormitories, the provision of equipment and funding of teachers to supplement government-appointed teachers. Our guests at the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille will frequently generously donate a building or some much needed equipment to a school.
Ngabolo Primary School was built by the Ol Lentille Trust in 2007, and currently serves 480 students, with a 50-50 boy-girl ratio. In addition to its classrooms, it has a nursery, library, administration buildings, housing for six teachers and two boarding houses, the larger one for girls. The Trust also supported the building of a fence to keep wild animals out of the school at night.
The rehabilitation of the nearby dam has provided the community with fresh water. The water is pumped up to the school and stored in a large holding tank so that the students can have access to clean water.
Since its opening, Ngabolo has gone from strength to strength. Currently, over 90% of its students go on to attend secondary school, a high ratio by local standards.
- Bursaries: the Trust currently provides bursaries to 150 of the brightest and neediest students attending primary and secondary schools and universities.
- Thanks to sewing machines and material donated by our guests, the mothers sew uniforms for the students.
- Food is provided to several of the schools to supplement inadequate government stocks.
- We have also been privileged to have been able to attract interns/gappers as well as experienced teachers from overseas to teach and advise on teaching.
Through our Quality of Teaching and Learning Fund, we have trained 15 teachers, all members of the local community.
The majority of our past and current staff at Ol Lentille are local community members who have benefitted from a wide variety of training in transferable skills, ranging from catering and housekeeping to guiding, driving and beauty therapy.
Our Quality of Teaching and Learning Fund pays the fees for bright and committed young local people to train and get qualified at good quality teacher training colleges, and to return here to contribute their skills to their own community.
We are proud to have supported many bright young local people through university, studying a wide range of subjects such as education, nursing, business, sociology, conservation and many others.
Our first student. Christine Sinore, graduated in sociology in 2010. Timothy ole Mosiany, Operations Manager and Head Guide at the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, graduated in Conservation and Rangeland Management from the University of Nairobi in 2012.