We help to educate Samburu children starting with preschool, to further education and employment.
0 dormitories with showers and beds
200 point average for national test scores
0 PER YEAR
Roughly 1,100 students
10 dormitories with showers and beds
300 point average for national test scores
Roughly 20 PER YEAR
Recently, the very first students who joined the Thorn Tree preschools in 2002 have begun to graduate from trade school and college. These students were the first person in their families to ever go to school.
In 2001 there were no preschools for the nomadic children.
In 2001 there were only 130 children in grades 1 to 8.
In 2005 not a single student graduated from high school, technical school or college.
In 2007 average mean grades across classes 1 to 8 were 200.
Recently, the very first students who started school at the Thorn Tree preschools in 2002 have begun to graduate from trade school and college. These students were the first person in their families to ever go to school. There are 32 of them now with another hundred or more right behind them. They all have jobs and send part of their wages home. They have a great sense of duty and responsibility and they are very proud to be able to do this. Many are helping to put their younger siblings through school.
Local motor bike taxi driver who is able to ferry old and sick community members
Local mason constructing houses
Restaurant and shop owner
Ndonyo Wasin grade school math teacher
Administrative Assistant at Ndonyo Wasin grade school
Chef at Sarara, a 5 star lodge
National Youth Service member
Security Manager at one of Nairobi's largest shopping malls
Local nurse at Ndonyo Wasin clinic
First female ranger at Samburu National Park with a degree in tourism
Associate of BOMA, a micro-finance organization helping women to start small businesses
A local high school English teacher
Mechanic at Kenya's largest grain farm
Ranger at the Rhino Sanctuary in Sera
IT manager in Nairobi