ECD Classes Project
TEPAD has inaugurated another Early Childhood Education( ECD) block at Gambogi Primary School. The Gambogi Building in honour of pioneer Terik educationist, the late Cheptarus Arap Maina, is the 4th building to be donated by TEPAD to the Terik community. The building was officially opened by Prof.Katsuro Tomita , Director of Kanazawa University Teaching Hospital in Japan. Part of the funds for construction of the building were donated by the people of Japan through Hokuriku Africa Association.
Secondary School and University Scholarships program
As a means to support highly competitive students from the community access higher education, TEPAD Kenya has established a secondary school and university scholarship program. Each year, a top student in Kenya certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE) from the seven Terik primary schools combined is selected and awarded a full four year secondary school scholarship. University scholarships are solicited from both local and external supporters are awarded to students from the community pursuing relevant courses for the community’s development.
|A Young Terik Girl recieve her secondary school scholarship for Kapsabet Girls High school||Scholarship beneficiaries line up for a group photo|
The Sports Project
In view of the very limited employment opportunities available, majority of the out-of school youth in Terik are idle. This predisposes them to risky behaviors that promote infection to HIV/AIDS. The Terik Community Program realizes the importance of sports not only in reducing youth’s idle time but in the general development of the community. Sports contribute to the physical and mental wellbeing of the community’s youth and also provide opportunities for education. Majority of the community’s youth have tremendous athletic talent which if fully tapped may earn them scholarships for continuation of their studies locally or abroad. The Program is developing an active sports program in track and field, basketball, volleyball and soccer for in and out of school youth as a means for HIV /AIDS prevention and promotion of formal education. This is done through provision of sports equipment – balls, nets, running shoes etc, initiation and strengthening of sports exchange programs, training of coaches, holding annual sports events and marketing those who have excelled in sports for academic scholarships.
School Feeding Program
All schools have began the school feeding program in kindergarten classes (3-6 year olds), Class 7 and Class 8 (12-14 year olds).
Ian Mclean of the University of Manitoba donated gas cylinders and bunners to the children of terik on his visit.
Ian Mclean officially handing over the gas cylinder
Ian addressing the gathering during the occasion.
Terik chilren queue for a meal of beans and maize, traditionally known as (Githeri)
Construction of water tanks to support the school feeding program is ongoing in all Terik schools. The water to be harvested through rain water will supplement parents efforts to get water and food to the schools to help in the school lunch program. The funds for the construction were donated by Katsuragi Family and friends in Kanazawa, Japan. So far Kapsengere, Soi and Gambogi and Kapko Primary school have completed their water tanks as shown in the photos below respectively
Book Writting project
The book writing project is a compilation of books in Terik and the wider Kalenjin language , dictionaries, folk stories, riddles etc. The books will be available to schools and the general public for the understanding of the Terik culture.
Kipny’aanko Seroney (above), a Terik scholar at the university of Warwick, has written the first kalenjin dictionary.
The Terik adage is that the best education is where one learn from others. And before you learn and benefit , those others have to know you and you to know them. In a bid to benefit from international experiences and know and learn from others who have excelled, TEPAD Kenya’s key project is to provide exchange program between children in Terik schools with children from other communities and cultures. More emphasize will be placed on exchange programs through letter and email writing, sharing of photos, videoconferencing, and visits to schools in developed countries
Top Terik KCPE student addmited to Maseno School.
Terik teachers on an Exchange visit to Japan