ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOLS IN ITAKA,
Sponsor a child in Primary School
It costs £40 per year for a child to attend
the primary school. This includes copy books, pencils
and school uniform.
Sponsor a child in Secondary school
It cost £80 per year for a student to attend the
secondary and vocational training school. This includes
copy books, pencils and school uniform.
Make a Donation
You can make a one off donation or arrange a monthly standing
order towards the education of a child or towards the
buiding costs and equipment for the schools.
St Thomas More Schools are non denominational
and the standards are high. There is no corporal punishment
and the students are given praise and encouragement. Consequently
all the children enjoy attending, there is no truancy and some
walk many miles each day to attend.
The school has electricity from a generater, and running water.
Fr. Michael, a qualified architect, designed the buidings of
the school with a system that enables all the rain that falls
onto the school roofs during the rainy season to be collected
and stored in undergroud tanks.
Many of the children are orphaned and need sponsorship
to pay the fees.
Needed to Equip and Finish Building
the New Secondary School and
Vocational Training School.
The Secondary School has now been open for nearly five years.
Each year more classrooms were finished to accommodate the new
intake of children who progressed from the primary school. All
that is left to do in the Secondary School is to finish and
equip one more classroom and a laboratory.
Vocational Training School
During the last three years there has been little progress with
the building of the Vocational Training part of the school due
to lack of funding. A German charity which originally promised
to pay for the project ran out of funds, so there are still
eight classooms that remain unfinished.
The Photos below were taken
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