Our secondary school opened in February 2020. As with our first school, it provides totally free education and social support for the poorest children from the local slum.
Having our own secondary school allows our pupils to complete their education at the same high standard we have reached in our nursery and primary school. A huge thanks goes to the grant-making organisations, churches, companies and individuals who have been extremely generous in providing the funds we needed.
Child of Hope continues to support students as they pass through their secondary education. That support is much more than the cost of fees, uniforms and scholastic materials, since individuals continue to live disadvantaged home lives in the slum. It therefore also includes a mid-day meal and meetings with our welfare team staff to check attendance and offer help and advice.
They receive home visits and medical treatment as needed, plus full care for those who are homeless in foster families.
We also provide them with weekend and school holiday training courses to support development of personal and social skills (including basic business skills, as many will become self-employed). Plus study skills for specialist revision classes.
This short video shows the school just after opening in February. Due to some pretty bad weather, and despite working very hard, our builders didn’t quite finish in time for the start of the news school year. But it was enough for our team to launch the school and, as you’ll see in this short video, what’s left to be done is mostly painting and groundworks...