Rose Muhoro, the headteacher from Nanyuki Preparatory School in Kenya is currently on a visit to the UK where she has been visiting schools and youth organisations as well as attending number of fundraising events.
Nanyuki Preparatory School is supported by British charities Jalia and Club Rafiki. The latter was founded by Eve Coles who first worked as a volunteer in Kenya in 2010, working in an orphanage in Nanyuki. During this time, she stayed with Rose and the pair developed a friendship which has continued to this day.
While in the UK, Rose has visited Marlborough School, received £183 from a charity cake sale and attended an afternoon tea fundraiser which raised £290.
She was also a guest at Garden Fields JMI School in St Albans where she presented a slide show and answered lots of interesting questions from the children.
While in St Albans, Rose was invited to Bernard’s Heath Junior School where she was presented with a cheque for £500 which was raised for the Kenyan school by the children who took part in a marathon run fundraiser.
In Lancashire, the Kenyan headteacher visited St George’s C of E School in Chorley and taught the Abbey Girl Guides how to tie a headscarf, Kenyan style.
On Friday, a Halloween themed quiz night at Mead Hall in Wheathampstead raised over £500 for Nanyuki Preparatory School.
Also during her time in the UK, Rose met Maureen Upton, Fiona Conroy’s mother-in-law, whose family have set up Fiona’s Fund to support education for teenage girls in Kenya.
Fiona Conroy was a remarkable and inspiring Kenyan woman who sadly passed away far too young in 2013. As a memorial to Fiona, her family and friends set up a specific fund through Jalia to support the provision of education for young women in Kenya. To date £7k has been raised and the family have set themselves a target to raise a further £5k.
If you would like to support Club Rafiki, you can do so via their website.