February/ March 2018
Chetana (Education Chair) conducted her annual visit to Chania Boys High School (CBHS). Since her previous visit, Peter Kariuki, Headmaster, had just recently moved onto a new post in the foothills of Mt. Kenya and replaced with Allan Macharia. TTAT would like to express our thanks to Peter Kariuki with whom we had not only built an excellent rapport but also delivered a number of key projects together.
As Allan Macharia had literally taken on the new role days before and was still getting his feet under the table, Chetana worked primarily with Simon Bahome (Deputy Headmaster) and Departmental Heads to ensure work of previous years was still continuing to produce beneficial results for the school.
A liaison project, between the Gatumaini Primary School and Chania Boys School, was introduced whereby 30 of the oldest primary school pupils would be taken to the e-learning centre by their teacher one afternoon a week to use stations set up by TTAT. Boys from the High school would work in pairs to help and support the Primary school children. An additional by-product from the TTAT implemented e-Learning Centre delivered in 2017.
Chetana carried out the usual lesson observations and sat in on departmental meetings with Heads of Departments and their staff. These meetings highlighted key materials not available to the school but necessary for every day school activities, which led to Chetana producing a list of urgently required items that TTAT could help in procuring for the school. A detailed oral report was given to the TTAT Committee explaining what was needed, where and by whom. The Committee recognised the items listed as being necessary for developing the teaching and learning within the CBHS. The Committee is actively working on delivering the items to the school.
Chetana also met 2 organisers of The Thika Primary Schools Athletics Event and established that the event suffered from lack of athletic sports equipment, e.g. javelins, discus, shotput. TTAT offered to help in the procurement of this athletic equipment but have subsequently lost contact with the organisers.