The annual Elizabeth College Year 12 trip to Kenya was first established in 2013, and falls over the half-term break. This year was no different, with 16 Year 12 students, and their chaperones, visiting once again to offer support to the local community.
The group were kept busy during their time away helping build a toilet block in Green Park School, running classes with both the Pre-School and Primary students, helping with the collection of firewood, spending time with the children of The Turi Children’s Project and even having the privilege of going on home visits delivering food parcels to those in need. Needless to say, their hard work has proved to be of great benefit to the Turi community, and we are incredibly proud of their achievements.
We’d like to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ to the three local businesses and organisations who supported the trip with the following donations:
Halfway Dental Practice – for providing toothbrushes which were given to families in need as part of the aid parcels that the students delivered whilst on home visits.
Rovers AC and Raiders Rugby Club – who donated football and rugby kits which were given to students of Green Park Primary School.
This is the second year that Elizabeth College has worked with this school (formed following tribal unrest a few years ago). This year, the school’s newest teacher, Moosa, happens to be a young footballer and on occasion has played for the Kenyan National team. He was so pleased and thankful for the generous donations, especially as the school did not have their own kit prior to the College’s visit last month.
Finally, a big ‘THANK YOU’ to all the Year 12 students and their chaperones for keeping this relationship with The Turi Village project going. We look forward to continuing to support the community in Turi for many years to come.