the work that has been done so far...


Under The Mango Tree has received approximately £250,000 in donations and from fund raising activities (2012-2023)

Funds have been applied to a range of smaller and larger projects based upon the priorities that the school and community set each year

  • Refurbished kitchen and latrines
  • Four new classrooms and a staff work room built
  • New set of toilets built
  • Provision of classroom furniture
  • Provision of mosquito nets to all staff and children
  • Provision of educational materials
  • Funded learning trips
  • Outside play equipment
  • Construction of a playing field
  • Secure Library room converted and supplied
  • Annual funding for teaching and school clerk
  • Hardship fund for school fees and uniforms
  • Co-curricular fund for sports and music participation
  • Annual funding for feeding programme
  • Food provision at Christmas for orphans


Much has been achieved with a comparatively modest amount and an unexpected consequence of supporting the school and community has been to encourage the Kenyan Local Government to invest more in the school; it has funded the building of other classrooms and allocated additional teaching staff.

By the end of 2016 the school was fully operational as a nursery and primary school and the final classroom was built and opened in 2018 to help cope with the rising demand for education.

Over 300 children are registered and the school now caters for children as young as 2 years old, in the baby (nursery) class, to Junior Scondary years, normally to age 14 but older children stay until they pass their leaving certificate. There are still children aged 18-19 years old in the highest classes.

The school has made excellent progress; the community are proud of their facilities and demonstrate this pride by their active engagement with the school; all school events are well supported by parents, grandparents and extended families.