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School Background

Faithmount School was set up in 2012 to satisfy a need for the provision of quality primary education for the local village children of Bofa, Kilifi, Kenya.

The school was set up by Trevor Roberts, from Hull, England after several visits to Kilifi starting in 2007.

Originally Trevor’s idea was to sponsor some of the many children from the village who did not attend school for a number of reasons, but primarily due to the inability of the families to meet the school fees.

Many of the children live in the typical mud and stick huts and their families have to survive on very low incomes.

Mud and Stick Housing

After a couple of years, with help from family, friends and colleagues, Trevor was sponsoring 14 children, providing them with an education which otherwise would not be available to them.

During 2011, Trevor was giving thought to the best way of achieving further funding for sponsorship when he came up with the idea of actually setting up his own school, which would enable the funds to be used to assist far more pupils.

In 2012 Faithmount opened its doors and on day one, 23 local children turned up for their first day at our school.

A week later we had 42 pupils arrive, and since then pupil numbers continue to grow.

Trevor worked very closely with Mr Kisiroche (Samuel) the first teacher employed at the school.

The local knowledge that Samuel brought to the project was immeasurable, both in terms of finding suitable premises and with regards to his knowledge and relationships with the local families, which resulted in more pupils being attracted to the school.

Teacher numbers quickly increased to four as pupil numbers grew, and as there was a need to provide teachers for all subjects and all standards, this recently increased to the current level of seven teaching staff, in addition we also have a cook who provides school lunches (see Our Staff page)

The vision of the school is to provide a quality education at an affordable cost.

The running costs of the school, including rent, teacher’s salaries and equipment, are financed from a combination of school fee income and sponsorship.

The goal of the school is to provide an education for all, the more fee paying pupils we attract and the more sponsorship we can find, means the more teaching staff we can employ, which in turn means the more children we can enrol.

In order to ensure sustainability, Trevor set up a small charity called ‘Kilifi Schools Education Fund’ with the specific aim of attracting new sponsors and donors. This has been registered with HMRC as a small charity for tax purpose. For more details on sponsorship or donating please visit our sponsorship page.

The number of friends, family and colleagues who provide regular monthly sponsorship continues to grow which has enabled the school to go from strength to strength. We very much hope this will continue.

Once given the opportunity, it is truly humbling, to see the effort and hard work each and every child puts into achieving the best results they can. It is so important to them. They are inspirational.

On behalf of all pupils and staff I would like to thank every single sponsor and donor as without your on-going support the school would not be possible. If you feel you are able to support us or know of anyone who may be able to, please use our email address to get in touch.

The Whole School

The whole school

As of October 2014 we now have over 250 pupils.

Update: As of April 2015 we now have over 316 pupils.