managed by N. Korii (Communication)
ABOUT A.C.K ST JAMES SCHOOL.
The A.C.K (Anglican Church Of Kenya) St. James Primary School is a church sponsored project started way back in 2009 as a kindergarten (nursery school). The nursery school was named The Mt. Olives School which later registered as A.C.K St. James School. The establishment of the school was through a realization that most public schools in the region were miles and miles away. The children who come near the church were suffering a lot by walking long distances to school. They walk through the cold chilling morning to school and through the scorching sun in the evening. The quality of education in public schools is also compromised, the values and teachings tough by different church sponsored schools were quite different from those thought by the Anglican Church. This however brought to the attention of the church to start a school.
Economic status of the Community.
St. James Church is surrounded by a community whose economic background is averagely below poverty level. Majority of them are the rural poor communities who eke their living through animal products. The vicious cycle of poverty among the Pokot Community is high. Keeping of animals is their main economic activity. Dairy farming can thrive well in this region because of its ecological position
The A.C.K St James School being a church affiliate school was formed on the basis of young children walking long distances to the nearby schools under the cold chilly morning and scorching sun in the afternoons. It was also a realization that children of the congregants lack basic teachings of the church. The Christian teachings and principles are needed to be nurtured to the young children at a younger age which moulds them to be responsible citizens when they grow up. Without these teachings, children grow up and adopt different views contrary to the church and hence lapse into spiritual disinterest, occasionally some will rebel by adopting a pagan religion. Some will become absorbed in the quest to build a career with no thought of God. We have witnessed quite a number of them who did not attend Sunday school during their time. They have grown to be forgotten about their role in the church.
Since its inception in 2009, the school has gradually grown into a fully fledged school with a nursery and a primary school. The school has three classrooms for nursery classes A, B, C. The primary school is at standard/grade four. Many parents wanted us to opened up to standard six but we declined due to unlimited space for extra class.
The first pupils who came in 2009 used the old semi permanent building which was our old church. We have divided the building into three classrooms to cater for the nursery school. Renovations for the classrooms were done in July 2013 by cementing the floor and proper mudding of the walls to keep the class warm. The other primary pupils learn in classrooms that were built in December 2013.
We at ACK St James Anglican School have so many things to be thankful for over the past year. The school has experience enrollment from the nursery school and primary school. This year we are starting a new class standard six with hope that will have classroom for this class.Besides, this is a project design and indeed it is a very aggressive plan. But we believe God has designed it and very ready to implement it through you and us in the mighty way.The only limitation standing on our way is financial. The financial needs for an institution like ours are substantial in this aggressive plan especially considering the potential for explosion.We are strategically positioned to carry this initiative and we invite you to become one of our partners. As a team member you are vital part of everything that we do and in fundraising for us and we will become an extension of your heart to many literally hundreds of Pokot community.The only limitation standing on our way is financial. The financial needs for an institution like ours are substantial in this aggressive plan especially considering the potential for explosion. As you probably know, the ACK St James School provides and support education of marginalized community especially the education of girl child. With your prayers, we need to implement our strategic plan and to foster the support education of our girl child to further studies in the colleges and university.Please review the attached proposals that we are respectfully to you. If you need additional information, please feel free to email our Rector Rev Moses Longiro, firstname.lastname@example.org or the school email: email@example.com or me.