The Boarding Houses
We manage three boarding houses which currently accommodate 64
children, who previously walked up to 8 hours daily to get to
school. In the morning, the children, who are aged 8-16, attend their school as normal. In the afternoon, instead of walking
home, they come to our nearby boarding houses where they stay for four
nights a week. Here we offer a complimentary education designed to help these children take advantage of the modernisation of their district, rather than fall victim to it.
Each boarding house was established using the same formula: the community donates a building, the parents help refurbish it and we provide the bunk beds and a house-tutor. We have no more than twenty-two children in any one house, ensuring the family atmosphere which defines our projects.
Find out more about the context in which our boarding houses are set...
Meet the Children
We think it's about time you met the children in the boarding houses!
Learn more about our intercultural curriculum...
Have a look at the mini-enterprises run from within the boarding houses...