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.
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!
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
An easy-to-use sponsorship form to help you fundraise
Ungana Academy's Aims
Transform all classrooms into permanent, brick-built structures
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.
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.