The primary school of Tuwapende Watoto - a showpiece in the region
The school principal and teacher Immaculate and the Montesori teachers Aika, Josephine and Grace, the teachers Anitah, Winniefrida, Happy, John, Ezekiel and Vincent attend to the children from first through seven grade. The staff speaks to the children exclusively in English. Kiswahili, the native language of the children is therefore only used in the Kiswahili lessons. The tuition includes the following subjects: English, Kiswahili, mathematics, science, social studies, geography, history, computer science, writing and gymnastics.
The primary school comprises all seven years. In addition to the Tuwapende Watoto orphans, children from the neighbourhood and neighbouring villages also attend our school. We support the children of poorer families by sponsoring a part of the school fees. Especially needy families can apply for full sponsorship. The approval follows a visit to the applicant's home.
The bus tour takes about one hour and arrives at the school entrance always on time. The discipline of both parents and children is exemplary. Despite the bad roads and the high traffic volume, the school classes start promptly at 8:00 a.m. A big thank you to our bus drivers Baba Ema, Baba Alfred, Baba Mohamed and Baba Festo. From 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. the children enjoy a break and a freshly prepared snack that one of the house cooks prepared. The lessons are then resumed until lunchtime when the children receive a freshly, homemade vegetarian meal. At 14:30 p.m. the lesson end for the day and the children are returned back to their parents by our bus drivers.
The panoramic image gives an overview of our entire school environment. The facility includes a house with two nursery rooms, four school buildings, each with two classrooms, a building with a school kitchen and dining room, an administration building with two offices, a staff room with an inside store, a library with computer tables, two teachers' toilets and a toilet for disabled children and staff.
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