A little about your partner school...

Ungana Academy is a nursery and primary school located in the Kaptembwa area of Nakuru. The school was set up in 1994 by Katherine Abungana to provide nutritious meals to local children who were extremely malnourished. As time progressed, Katherine was able to transform the project into a school to provide a free education for these children, as well as a daily meal.

Without community-run projects such as Ungana Academy, it is unlikely that these children would receive an education at all, due to the costs of items such as uniforms, desks and textbooks that come with attending a government-run school.

Today, the school provides a free education and a daily meal to around 220 children between the ages of three and 14.

Katherine Abungana

Interested in visiting your partner school?

How your partnership works

We’re so excited to welcome you on board as a partner school – and we hope you’re excited, too!

We’ll facilitate half-termly exchanges of pen pal letters between your students and those at Ungana Academy, and bring you the latest news from your partner school.

On this page, you’ll also find educational resources, fundraising inspiration and an image gallery to help your students learn about life at your partner school and education around the world.

Finally, at the bottom of the page, you’ll find the contact details for our Partnerships Managers – feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!


Assembly presentation

Downloadable slides to introduce your partner school to your students

Day in the Life

Learn about a typical day in the life of a student at your partner school

Sponsorship Form

An easy-to-use sponsorship form to help you fundraise


Ungana Academy's Aims

Upgrade Classrooms

Transform all classrooms into permanent, brick-built structures

Finish Kitchen

To support feeding programme and replace the current, temporary structure

Build Perimeter Wall

To improve security for students during the school day


Whilst fundraising is by no means a compulsory part of your School Partnership, any amount your school raises will help Ungana Academy reach their goals sooner. 

Below, you’ll find three simple ideas that other partner schools have used to fundraise – or feel free to come up with your own! Feel free to get in touch if you need any additional resources.

Non-Uniform Day

Ask students to donate £2 in return for wearing non-uniform to school, and you'll quickly see the pounds add up!

Cycle to Kenya

Get a team together to cycle the distance to your partner school, and ask people to sponsor your efforts.

Hold a Kenya Day

Hold a Kenya day at your school! Sell Kenyan food, auction off raffle prizes, or put on a cultural performance.

Got a question?

Get in touch

Louise Ramsdale
Partnerships Manager
023 8178 0957

Get in touch

Will Newbolt
Partnerships Manager
023 8178 0957