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Posted on: May 10th 2019

Students Raise the Flag for School in Kenya

Benson House Girls with Kenyan Flag

On Friday 10th May, the last day of school for the Upper 6th and just before the Upper 5th also go on study leave, this year's Lower 6th Kenya Team organised a charity day to raise money for our project school in Nakuru, Kenya, the Ungana Academy. Pupils and staff were given the opportunity to donate £2 to the Kenya Team charity in exchange for wearing their own clothes, but with a hint of the colours of the Kenyan flag as part of their ensemble. Despite the slightly chilly weather, pupils also did their best to sell ice pops at lunchtime! The students are hoping to have raised nearly £1000, which will help them rebuild and repaint the classrooms of Ungana Academy as well as provide much needed educational supplies.

Senior school charity day may 2019 Senior school charity day selling ice pops

The Kenya Team will leave for a week’s volunteering with African Adventures at Ungana Academy on Saturday 13th July, accompanied by Head of German, Kate Gregory, and Teacher of Art, Chris Sutherland.  Situated in a very deprived area, Ungana Academy was originally formed to provide the local children from the slum area with a hot meal each day. Over the years the Academy has developed, and although it continues to look after the basic welfare of the children, it is now also an academic school with high expectations. College students have been raising money throughout the year to go directly towards the development of the school, but they will also be taking with them stationery, clothing and sports equipment to bolster the school’s supplies.

You can read all about last year's trip here.