The Island Primary School in Kenya (it’s not actually situated on an island now though it was originally) educates just over 300 children of primary school age plus a number of older children who are attending school for the education they missed out on earlier in life. There is no provision for secondary education in the area.
Located in a remote area called Laikipia, the school has a nursery class of around 40 children, who are educated in a small Catholic Church situated on the school grounds. In October 2012, the William Hill Foundation confirmed it would sponsor the work at the Island Primary School, and William HIll will continue to provide the resource and pay for them to travel to Kenya to undertake work at the school.
The head teacher William has a clear vision of how he would like to see the school develop with our support. The big project for our first team was to build a library in October 2012 and improve the standards of the eight classrooms, which were completed.
Our vision is to get every single person at William Hill involved in Project Africa in some way – by helping with the projects, by donating things to the school or by raising money.