From Under the shade of just one old Mango Tree in 2000, Timboni Primary School was established and now stands as a multi-classroom school, providing education from age 4 years upwards, the eldest child being around 18. The school continues to grow and around 350 children are currently enrolled.
Following significant changes to the education system in 2018, all primary schools were directed to send the oldest children in the school at age12 years old to high school or technical school, following successful completion of the Kenyan Primary School Leaving Certificate. However, in 2018, when the changes were announced, there were still almost 70 children in the 12-18 years age range, thus causing significant difficulties for both the school and pupils in attempting to push these pupils through the leaving exam. Delays in learning have been historically high, usually caused by missed schooling (pupils needed to help at home with care or work) or a late start (reluctance to send children to school).
Under the Mango Tree recognises that there continues to be ongoing challenges for both teachers and pupils.
Photo - New starters joining the school
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