Njoro DEB School – Kenya
Our special partnership with Njoro DEB school in Kenya is now in its 5th successful year. The impact the partnership has already had an all the staff and children in both schools is truly inspirational and we hope to continue to develop our strong friendship with Njoro DEB for many years to come.
Thanks to the support and funding of the British Council we were able to have an extremely successful reciprocal visit in 2010. Our global curriculum project is called ’water for life’. The idea originated from both schools’ reciprocal visits in February and April 2010, when we were quickly drawn to the commonalities of the importance of water in all our lives.
Our Kenyan Experience Day is probably one of the best ways to describe the impact this link has had on our school and community. Click on the link to find out more.
In addition to our Kenyan day, we have embedded our partnership in many aspects of our school curriculum. The most recent being for our harvest festival each child either wrote a message or a poem in a bottle about saving water, the importance of water and what we have learnt so far from each other. These were shared and exchanged during our visit in October 2011.
We often hold our own whole school assemblies and also invite a local Kenyan Minister to come and talk to us and discuss Kenya, but our most memorial ones have to be when our Kenyan visitors from Njoro DEB visited our school – it is always an honour for Wincham to host a spectacular assembly dedicated to them and in true Wincham style we even get each visitor joining in with our school Jambo Bwana dance!
We have learnt so much already from Njoro DEB and in many ways the people of Kenya have so much more than we do… their generosity is overwhelming. Their resourcefulness is inspiring and their smiles are completely addictive.