East House – Cranleigh School raise £4,000 in a day for Ronda

Amazingly the boys, girls and teachers of East House, Cranleigh School, managed to raise over £4000.  All the money helped fund the construction of a much-needed new classroom at Ronda Primary where over 1,000 children go in search of a better future on the edge of one of Kenya’s largest slums.

The classroom was proudly opened by Mike (ex-master at Cranleigh and EnKI Trustee) in March 2011.


The Children of Elmolo find friends in the Cranleigh C of E Primary School

The bond that continues to grow between the teachers, parents and children at Cranleigh C of E Primary School and their counterparts in the impoverished region of  Elmolo is inspiring to witness and be a part of.  

Jane Byford and the teachers, parents and children at Cranleigh have raised well over about £1500 that has gone directly to helping improve the conditions at Elmolo Bay Primary.  Over the past five years, the connection has flourished and every pound raised continues to help provide ever more hope for the children of Elmolo.

Jacob Naikele – Head Teacher at Elmolo Bay Primary School writes:

“Elmolo Bay Primary School, located on the south eastern shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya, provides schooling opportunities for the children of Elmolo – the smallest tribe in Kenya and indeed in Africa. The Elmolo community is also amongst the poorest in Kenya, deriving its existence solely from Lake Turkana resources. EnKI established linkage between our school and Cranleigh C of E Primary School about five years ago. – and the subsequent benefits  to our pupils and the  school have been great. Elmolo has since benefited from:High school access educational scholarships, learning resources materials, school uniforms, and regular and inspirational visits from EnKI trustees. The mails and music exchanges enables our community to understand and appreciate international relations. On behalf of Elmolo community and the school, I thank EnKI and her donors for being so VERY important in the lives of our Children. Indeed the programme has restored Pupils’ hopes, aspirations and confidence to face the future.” 

 On 19th September, Mike Payne – Head of our UK team, received a cheque for £671 for EnKI and Elmolo from the ever-generous children, staff and parents of Cranleigh Primary.

We have launched our work supporting Elmolo. Each class has been asked to sponsor 2 children from classes at Elmolo. I have tried to match up the children with children of their own age. They are planning their own fund-raising events and also plan to write letters etc.” Julie Molesey Rep-Teacher at Cranleigh.

The team at EnKI would like to thank everyone involved through Cranleigh C of E Primary for helping make such a difference for the children in the community on Elmolo.