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Floods and Loss of Life in Mathare.

 

The recent heavy rains in Kenya caused the Mathare River to burst its banks and sweep away all the households along it within a radius of 30 metres on both sides, killing people, destroying property, and displacing families.

 

Sadly it is now estimated that more than 20 people were killed and over two hundred families lost their homes and belongings during the recent floods in Mathare.  Ten families of pupils from Patmos Cottage School were made homeless.  With the help of local community leaders, school social workers visited these families and offered their help and support in obtaining emergency shelter.  Yatima Outreach also provided assistance to these families donating major basic commodities such as mattresses, cooking utensils and food as well as school uniforms and shoes for the children.  Anyone wishing to help please contact the Founder of the school Mr. Richard Wanjala Manya by email:  richard@yatimaoutreach.org

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Yatima Outreach donates mattresses, food and cooking utensils to families affected by the floods.  April  2024

School Maize Farm Update

The Founder of Patmos Cottage School, Mr. Richard Wanjala Manya visited the school maize farm during the Easter school break.  Four acres of land are being rented this year and weeding of the land took place the first week in May.  The maize and beans grown at the farm are used in the School Feeding Program.

 

There are many challenges which maize farmers are facing in Kenya this year including a significant risk of fake fertilisers which have reportedly infiltrated into government stores as well as a general shortage of fertilisers.  It is hoped that by the time the second weeding session is due to commence that supplies of top dressing fertiliser will have been distributed to government stores and able to be purchased by farmers.  

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Weeding of land at the school maize farm took place in April 2024

Vacation Bible School

On Monday 8th – Friday 12th April 2024 a Vacation Bible Study (VBS) event took place at Patmos Cottage School. VBS is an outreach event that many churches offer, usually  during school breaks, to connect with the children and families in their communities.  The purpose is to incorporate themed activities that entertain children with the chance to also learn about God.  VBS is a popular end of term activity for Christians and non-Christians alike. Churches generally run VBS for a week, and each program has its own theme that children can explore. A week of VBS usually includes games, crafts, snacks and, of course, Bible lessons.  The theme for this event was "Pride and Humility".

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Pupils from all age groups attending the recent Vacation Bible School.  April 2024. 

The CEO of Each One Teach One visits Patmos Cottage School.

 

On Monday 25th March, 2024 Mr. Nitesh Patel, the CEO of Each One Teach One, visited the school with his daughter and members of EOTO.  Nitesh had previously visited the school in January of this year.

On this occasion Nitesh donated a generator which will help to ensure a good supply of electricity at the school.  He also brought supplies of school uniforms and shoes for the children and sacks of maize flour for the parents. 

We are extremely grateful to Nitesh for these donations and to Mr. Mortimer Jones of Orphan Outreach and Mr. Tom Wambulwa for facilitating this visit.

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Mr. Nitesh Patel, CEO of Each One Teach One, donates a generator to Patmos Cottage School.  March 2024 

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Patmos School children were presented with school uniforms and shoes and each parent was given a bale of maize flour.  March 2024

Patmos Cottage School Healthcare Program.

 

 On Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th February, 2024 Doctor Daniel Okal Busela (Dr. Dan), assisted by two of his nurses, carried out health checks on 213 children from Patmos School from the PP1 class through to the Grade 8 class.  The  children also received de-worming preparations and multivitamin supplements.   

 

This was the first of the bi-annual health checks that are provided each year for the children under the School Healthcare Program.  Some children were found to be suffering from fungal infections and intestinal worm infections, including hookworm, whipworm and roundworm. 

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Dr. Daniel Busela and his nurses providing health checks for children at Patmos Cottage School.  February 2024

Donation of Musical Instruments by Yatima Outreach

On 16th February, 2024 Patmos Cottage School pupils were thrilled to receive a generous donation of musical instruments from Yatima Outreach.  The instruments, which included a Yamaha keyboard and drum sets, were presented to the school by the Yatima Outreach Country Director, Mr. Tom Wambulwa. 

 

This donation will give the children the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.  It will help to nurture their musical talents and to express themselves creatively which will in turn help to boost the children’s self-esteem.  It is a well know fact that music can have a significant impact on our well-being and on our happiness.  Therefore, we are very grateful to Yatima Outreach for this donation and for their commitment to provide more instruments for the school in the future.    

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Yatima Outreach Country Director, Mr. Tom Wambulwa, donating the instruments to Founder of Patmos Cottage School, Mr. Richard Wanjala Manya.  February  2024

Student Council Elections

On the 8th February, 2024 Patmos Cottage School held Student Council Elections.  Children were nominated and put their names forward on a chart for the various positions to be filled, namely President, Vice-President as well as departmental prefects. Teachers prepared the ballot boxes and papers well in advance. The ballot boxes were dully labelled and names of candidates clearly written. Voting was through secret ballot and counting of votes was done immediately by the teachers and assistant administrator with the winners names recorded by the deputy Head teacher.  During one of the weekly assemblies, the names of the winning candidates were read out. They were then invited for an induction meeting with the deputy Head teacher on 19/02/2024.

One of the aims of the Student Council is to develop leadership skills.

 

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Pupils voting in the Student Council Elections February 2024. 

Conservation and Ecology Trip funded by AFEW (K)

 

On Wednesday 7th February, 2024 a group of 48 children from Patmos Cottage School, accompanied by 2 teachers, went on an Ecology and Conservation trip  to The Giraffe Centre.

 

This trip was sponsored by the  African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya) which is a Kenyan non-profit organisation whose main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their country's wildlife and environment.

 

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Patmos School children on a trip to the Nairobi Safari Park.  February 2024

The Founder of Patmos Cottage School visits School Maize Farm.

 

 In late December 2023, during the school break the Founder of Patmos Cottage School, Mr. Richard Wanjala Manya, visited the school maize farm to oversee the land rental for the 2024 season.  Four acres of land have now been rented and the preparation of the land will take place in February ahead of the planting of maize and beans in April.

The maize and beans grown at the school maize farm are used in the School Feeding Program which helps to provide a daily nutritious meal for all the children as well as a breakfast of porridge.  The maize harvest in November 2023 yielded 78 x 90 Kg sacks of maize. 

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Founder of Patmos Cottage School, Mr. Richard Wanjala Manya overseeing the rental of farm land for the 2024 season.  January 2024

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The 78 x 90Kg sacks of maize that were harvested in November 2023.  

Orphan Outreach Programs Director and Nitesh visit school.

On Tuesday 16th January, 2024 Patmos Cottage School was delighted to receive a visit from Mr. Mortimer Jones, the Orphan Outreach USA Programs Director, who was accompanied by his good friend Nitesh from the USA and the Director of Yatima Outreach, Mr. Tom Wambulwa.   The guests were welcomed to the school by the Founder Mr. Richard Wanjala Manya, and were given a full guided tour of the school.  Richard then gave a speech which chronicled the amazing history of the school and Mr. Jones and Nitesh then gave equally motivational speeches which were full of encouragement and wisdom and which left the children excited and full of hope.  The children put on a wonderful show for the guests which included them singing a special cultural song about how much they love their school.  Before leaving, the guests had discussions with Richard, Tom, the Headmistress and the Head of social work regarding challenges the school faces and in particular issues relating to school welfare.

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Mortimer, Nitesh, Headmistress Peragia Masinde, Founder Richard Wanjala Manya and Yatima Outreach staff.   January  2024

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Nitesh giving a motivational speech to the children.  January  2024

Shannon Sharp and Friends from USA Visit School.

On Thursday 11th January, 2024 Shannon Sharp and a group of her friends from the USA visited Patmos Cottage School.  

 

Shannon and the group were in Kenya for a very special occasion and whilst in Nairobi took time out of their busy schedule to visit the school and meet with the children and staff.  Whilst there, they also donated much needed supplies of school text books, exercise books, encyclopedias and dictionaries as well as pens, pencils and chalk.

 

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Shannon Sharp and Friends donate text books, stationery and school supplies to the Director of Patmos Cottage School, Mr. Richard Wanjala Manya, and the Headmistress Mrs. Peragia Masinde. 
January 2024. 

Members from Washington National Cathedral USA visit school

 

On Tuesday 9th January, 2024 Patmos Cottage School received distinguished guests from the Washington National Cathedral USA as well as friends and colleagues of theirs from Canada and Kenya. They were accompanied by the Director of Yatima Outreach, Mr. Tom Wambulwa and the Yatima Outreach Projects and Sponsorship officers.

There were 20 visitors in total and they were welcomed to the school by the Founder and Director of Patmos Cottage School, Mr. Richard Wanjala Manya, who in turn introduced the guests to the Headmistress and all of the school staff.  Thereafter, they were given an extensive tour of the school building.

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Members from Washington National Cathedral USA visit Patmos Cottage School.  January 2024

Donation from UK Supporter for school uniforms

 

 In December 2023, Viv from the UK, a dear Friend and Supporter of Patmos Cottage School, donated funds for the purchase of much needed school uniforms.  The funds were raised at a Christmas market through sales of art work provided by Viv and her friends from their local art club.  With this donation, sixteen pupils will now benefit from a new school uniform.  A huge thanks to Viv and her friends from the art club for this donation!  Viv has sponsored a young girl from the school for many years through her primary and secondary education, and has continued to support the school in any way she can. 

 

The school uniforms are made by the Patmos Women’s Tailoring Group which is an income generating initiative that was set up many years ago.  The woollen jumpers are knitted by a local lady who lives and works in Mathare.  The uniforms were made during the Christmas school break and distributed to the children at the start of the new term.

 

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The 16 boys and girls who received a new set of school uniform at the start of term.  January 2024

Lessons Resume at the Start of the New Year

On Monday 8th January, 2024 there was a flurry of excitement at Patmos Cottage School with the start of the new school year.  After the success for the school of the recent KCPE  exam results,  pupils resumed lessons with an even greater determination and enthusiasm to work hard at their studies to achieve their full potential.

We wish all the children well and give our thanks to the teaching staff and all the staff at the school for their dedication and commitment to the children.

 

 

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Patmos Cottage School pupils and teaching staff at the start of the new school year.  January 2024

School Christmas Party

Christmas for many is a time for joy and celebration.  However, the stark reality is that for millions of children around the world whose parents live on less than a $1 a day, Christmas day is just the same as any other day. So it was with great joy and much anticipation that the children at Patmos Cottage School looked forward to their school Christmas party which was held on the 6th December. Staff and some former graduates of the school together with community representatives and Elders were also in invited to this joyous event. The children helped to decorate the Christmas tree and the school hall and a special meal was served to everyone. It was also an opportunity for the children to showcase their talents with many participating in group dancing and songs. Our thanks to Yatima Outreach for funding this event.

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Children enjoying a special meal and having fun at the Christmas party. December 2023

Two Day Team-Building and Leadership Skills Event.

 

Yatima Outreach organised a two Day Team-Building event in Naivasha on Thursday 30th and Friday 1st December, 2023.  This event was for management staff from each of the three projects that Yatima Outreach supports, namely Patmos Cottage School, Mathare, A.C.K. Madeleine School, Bungoma and the Narok Community Outreach Program.  The Director of Yatima Outreach , Mr. Tom Wambulwa, and members from the corporate office in Nairobi also attended the event.  

Patmos Cottage School received an award for ‘Program of the Year’ for their ‘Savings and Internal Lending Communities’ (SILC) program.  

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Patmos Cottage School won the 'Program of the Year' award.  December 2023

School Maize Farm Harvest

 

 The maize and beans grown at the school maize farm are used in the School Feeding Program which helps to provide a daily nutritious meal for all the children as well as a breakfast of porridge. Kenya has experienced five consecutive below-average rainy seasons, causing the longest and most severe drought in recent history. 

 

The drought, combined with the high cost of fuel and fertiliser, has presented significant challenges for the farm workers at the school maize farm.  Only 1 x 90kg bag of beans was harvested in the first season planting this year and these will be used as bean seed in the next planting in 2024.  However, the maize harvest yielded 78 x 90kg bags of maize.  As long as land rental prices do not increase significantly, we intend to rent 5 acres of land in 2024. 

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Founder Richard Wanjala Manya at the Maize farm.  Maize and beans grown at the farm are used in the School Feeding Program.  December 2023

Outstanding Results in the KCPE Exams!

On 23rd November 2023  the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam results  were published. We are delighted to report that all 14 Grade 8 pupils who sat these exams did exceptionally well with the majority of them attaining scores above 300 which is well above the national 250 mark average score.  The mean score for all 14 pupils who sat these exams was 331.67 which is a tremendous achievement and the best ever result by the school.  Congratulations to all the children!  A huge thanks also to the teaching staff  who worked tirelessly not only during term time but also during the school break to offer additional help to these children with revision modules and for providing guidance and support throughout.

 

 

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The Grade 8 pupils who sat the KCPE exams and who worked so hard to achieve these amazing results.  November 2023

School Healthcare Program

On Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th November, 2023 the second of the bi-annual health checks were carried out at the school. Under the School Health Program (SHP) the children receive a health check as well as deworming preparations and multivitamin supplements. 

 

In total Dr Daniel Busela, the school doctor, saw 187 children over the three day period and of those 20 were found to be suffering with minor ailments for which they were given the required treatment.  

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Dr. Daniel Busela administering multivitamin supplements under the School Healthcare Program.  November 2023

End of Term Fun Day Out for PP1 - Grade 3 Pupils

 

At the end of term on the 14th November, 2023 Pupils from PP1 through to Grade 3 classes were treated to a fun day out. 

 

In total 82 pupils accompanied by 10 members of staff visited K Mall, Komarock which has a children’s fun park and adventure play area.  Two buses were hired to transport the children and teachers to the venue.  The children engaged in various fun activities including merry-go-round rides, trampolining, swimming and tunnel rides.  There was also a bouncy castle and face painting.

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Pupils from PP1 through to Grade 3 classes enjoying a fun day out.  November 2023

Vocational Bible Study

 Vocational Bible Study (VBS), or Vacation Bible School as it is sometimes called, is a week-long fun-filled program that many churches offer usually during school breaks, to connect with the children and families in their communities.

The VBS activities at Patmos Cottage School ran for five days, from Monday 6th – Friday 10th November, 2023.  Each day had a set of activities planned with different facilitators and the aim was to make it fun and meaningful and  for the pupils to draw as many lessons as possible from the relevant stories and topics that were drawn from the Bible. The theme for the November VBS was “Be doers  of the word and not just hearers”.

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Pupils attending the VBS event at Patmos Cottage School.
November 2023

Graduation Ceremony for PP2 Pupils.

On 3rd November 2023 Patmos school held a graduation ceremony for the Pre-Primary 2 (PP2) pupils, those aged 4-5 years.  The event was to celebrate the 19 pupils who will be transitioning to Grade 1 in January 2024 and was attended by parents/guardians, teachers and all the children.  During the course of the ceremony the PP1 class performed a traditional song and dance.  This was followed by a speech from the Founder of Patmos Cottage School, Mr. Richard Wanjala Manya.  After the speeches and introductions had finished, the Head teacher presented the pupils with their achievement certificates. The parents/guardians were all invited to give short speeches and accompanied their respective children when the certificates were awarded.  Thereafter a special celebration cake which had been baked especially for the occasion, was ceremoniously cut by teachers, parents and children.  All the children received a slice of the cake.  Our thanks to teacher Madam Judy Nyapera (PP2 class teacher) for organising this special event.

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The Graduation ceremony for PP2 pupils.  November  2023

School Uniform Appeal 

Please support  our ‘School Uniform Appeal’ and consider a gift of £20 ($US25) which would provide a full set of uniform and shoes for a child.  The uniforms and shoes are made by local people in Mathare and provide much needed work for them also.

 

A research article entitled 'The Impact of Distributing School Uniforms on Children’s Education in Kenya'  published in 2009 by economists at The World Bank, Harvard University and Yale University concludes that "uniform provision reduced school absenteeism in these Kenyan communities by 44% for the average student."

Please join us in making a positive impact at Patmos Cottage School by addressing the need to provide a school uniform for every child and in doing so help to prevent school absenteeism.  Please contribute if you can and contact the Founder Mr. Richard Wanjala Manya for more information Richard@yatimaoutreach.org   

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Members of the Patmos Women's Tailoring Group making the school uniforms.  November 2023

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Grade 8 and Grade 6 Pupils sit their National Exams

 

On 30th October, 2023 grades 8 and 6 pupils sat national exams.  There have in recent years been changes in the education system in Kenya. Under the new CBC (Competence Based Curriculum) system, children will begin their educational journey with 2 years of pre-primary education (pre-school) before moving on to primary school for 6 years.  The primary school will have lower and upper tiers, each covering 3 grades.  This means that primary school will cover grades 1 to 6. The first exam that is taken is KEYA (Kenya Early Years Assessment) which is done at the end of Grade 3.  Thereafter, the second national exam a pupil takes is the KPSEA (Kenya Primary School Education Assessment) and this is now sat at the end of Grade 6.  KPSEA gauges the pupil’s competence of knowledge, skills and attitudes attained during the grades 4, 5 and 6 of primary education.  After this exam all pupils transition to Junior School for the remaining grades 7, 8 and 9.  This transition will be under age based pathways or stage based pathways for those with learning disabilities dependent on the result of the KPSEA exam.

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Grade 8 pupils at Patmos Cottage School who sat their KCPE exams this week.   October 2023

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Grade 6 pupils at Patmos Cottage School who sat their KPSEA exams this week.   October 2023

 UK Donor Funds New School Uniforms

 In October a donation was received from a young lady from Exeter, United Kingdom who has been a good friend and fundraiser for the school over many years.  Zara recently successfully completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and with the funds she raised through achieving that, the school has been able to purchase 6 sets of uniforms for girls in desperate need of a new set of clothing. 

 

The school dresses and jumpers are all made by local people in Mathare, so this donation is also providing work and a valuable source of income for these people.  Our thanks to Zara for all her efforts over the years!

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 Six girls at Patmos Cottage School who benefitted from a new school uniform.  October  2023

A Prayer Session was held for the KCPE and KPSEA pupils.

On Sunday 29th October a prayer session was held in the church hall for those children who will be sitting their KCPE and KPSEA national exams between 30th October and 2nd November.  Each child affirmed their commitment to doing their very best in the exams and wished their peers well.  Most of the Patmos School staff  were in attendance at the prayer session to offer their support to the children.  The children have worked hard over the previous months and in particular during the school breaks to ensure that they are well prepared for these exams. The teachers have supervised the pupils through a series of revision modules and have provided extra support and tuition to the pupils so as to give them the best possible chance of achieving good grades in these exams.  We wish all the candidates well!

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A Prayer session was held in the church hall for the KCPE and KPSEA pupils.  October  2023

LoHo learning and Sprix Japan visit school

 On the 18th October, 2023 Patmos School welcomed visitors from LoHo learning together with their partner Sprix who are a Japan-based EdTech company. The purpose of the visit was to observe how the e-learning system is being utilised at the school and to assess the impact of the system on the children.  The children were assessed not only on how to utilise the online system, but also their overall digital skills, interests and competencies.  They were asked by the Sprix team to carry out various tasks ranging from doing tests on the LoHo e-learning system to computer programming.  The visitors appreciated the efforts that the school is making to ensure the children acquire quality education through digital skills.   

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Patmos Cottage School pupils had their computer skills assessed by LoHo Learning and Sprix Japan.  October 2023

Spotlight Publishers donate text books and story books 

 

On the 6th October, 2023 Mr. Irungu from Spotlight publishers accompanied by the Project Officer from Yatima Outreach visited Patmos Cottage School.  Spotlight Publishers donated a supply of books to the school which included story books, text books for all grades and also a range of Class 8 revision materials.  Mr Irungu was then shown the school library where he had discussions with the Founder of Patmos Cottage School, Mr. Richard Wanjala Manya, the Head teacher, the Head of the social work department and the school librarian.  The visitor was interested to learn more about the school and to look for ways in which Spotlight publishers might partner with the school for the benefit of the pupils, including looking at making further donations of books in the future.

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Children and the Founder of Patmos Cottage School alongside Mr. Irungu from Spotlight Publishers, the Headteacher and the Project Officer from Yatima Outreach. October 2023

Sport and Board Games at Patmos Cottage School 

 

Over the last few months pupils have been encouraged to take part in a range of sporting activities at the school in preparation for the school sports day which will be held during the Third Term. 

 

Board games such as chess, scrabble and snakes and ladders have also been available for the children to play on Tuesdays and Thursday of each week and this has proved to be very popular. It is hoped that by playing these board games and teaching in a fun way, that it will help to improve the children’s spelling and their numeracy skills as well as improving their concentration.

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Children at Patmos Cottage School enjoying a game of chess.  2023

 Patmos Cottage School Debating Club

As part of the many co-curricular activities provided at Patmos Cottage School, Grade 4 – Grade 8 pupils are encouraged to take part in the Debating Club.  This club provides the opportunity for children to build self-confidence and helps them develop skills to express their feelings and interpret ideas.  It has proved to be a very popular club and takes place fortnightly on a Thursday.

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 The Patmos Cottage School Debating Club. 2023

 Pupils attend the Nairobi Book Fair

On the 29th September, 2023 pupils attended the Nairobi Book Fair at the Sarit Centre, Nairobi.   A pupil representative was selected from each of the  Grade 4 – Grade 8 classes to represent the school at this event.  The pupils had an opportunity to visit various stands organised by different publishers. They also interacted with the books on display and enjoyed taking part in board games including chess.  Educational experiences like this can have a lasting, positive impact on children but sadly they are not a common occurrence for pupils attending schools in areas like Mathare.   Therefore, Patmos Cottage School is very grateful to Yatima Outreach who provided the funding support to make this exciting trip possible.

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 Patmos Cottage School pupils attending the Nairobi Book Fair. September  2023

Visit to Nairobi Trade Fair

On the 28th September, 2023 a total of 88 pupils from Grades 4 – 8 classes together with 10 members of staff visited the Nairobi Trade Fair.  The visit was an important opportunity for the children to learn about the latest innovations in agriculture, transport, education and health technology.  The children visited different exhibits and stands for animals as well as stands for crops such as cabbages, maize, coffee, bananas and also fish ponds.  A variety of modern agriculture and farming technologies were on display such as automated milking systems, precision irrigation systems, automated harvesting machines and genetic selection tools. These technologies can help farmers to increase yields, reduce costs, and improve the quality of their products.  The children came away from the event feeling inspired and motivated by the new ideas and possibilities they had experienced and it will definitely have a lasting positive impact on their future studies and careers.

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Grade 4 - Grade 8 pupils from Patmos Cottage School attending the Nairobi Trade Fair.  September 2023

Computer Teacher and Pupils attend Ed-Tech Summit

 On the 20/09/2023 a small group of students from Patmos Cottage School accompanied by the school computer teacher attended the Kenya EdTech Summit at the  Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa( CEMASTEA )in Nairobi. They were sponsored by LoHo E-Learning and Yatima Outreach. The LoHo E-learning system is built specifically for schools. The summit focused on the best strategies, practices and methodologies of ICT integration in teaching and learning at school and about deploying, integrating and using online IT products for education.  Each session at the summit included an interactive overview and tips and inspiring ideas on how to use the platform for teaching and learning and all the activities were designed to help beginners to understand the power of E-learning. 

 

The children had an amazing experience at CEMASTEA and were given a tour of the centre before and after the sessions.  They were able to demonstrate their IT skills to the Tech Entrepreneurs who were impressed and interested to know more about our school.

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Patmos Cottage School pupils attending the Kenya Ed-Tech Summit.    September 2023

Patmos Cottage School School Sports Day 

 

On the 8th September, 2023 Patmos Cottage School held their first ever school sports day at the Depot Police Grounds.   All pupils and staff were divided into their respective houses namely, Green, Blue, Red and Yellow House and each house had a total of 50 members.  The sporting activities included athletics, tug of war, football, aerobics as well as fun games including balloon popping and a treasure hunt.

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Children and staff participating in the School Sports Day. September 2023

 Former Students Secure University Places

We are delighted to report that three former Patmos Cottage School pupils have been awarded places at university and they will be commencing their degree courses in September. Destim will be studying for a Bachelor of Education Degree and Luciah will be commencing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance at the Maseno University. Esther has been offered a place at the Bureti Technical Training Institute where she will be pursuing a Diploma in Nutrition and Diet Management. Our thanks to Yatima Outreach for providing some ongoing support to these students and in doing so making it possible for children to continue into higher education.

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 These former  Patmos Cottage School students will be taking up university places in September.  2023

Vocational Bible Study Event

 In August Pupils from Patmos Cottage School attended a Vocational Bible Study event (VBS). The VBS activities ran for five days from 14th - to 18th August, 2023. VBS is a week-long fun-filled program that many churches offer usually during school breaks, to connect with the children and families in their communities. Relevant stories and topics were drawn from the Bible to enable the children to understand the theme for the August VBS, “How God Hears and answers prayers”.

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A Vocational Bible Study event held at Patmos School.  August 2023

KNEC School Based Assessment Projects

In the months May through to August 2023 the children were engaged in curricular and co-curricular activities.  The main curricular activities were classroom teaching and the administration of the Kenya National Examination Council School Based Assessment for projects and practical subjects for Grade 3 to Grade 7 pupils. 

 

These activities included a clothing and textile construction project as well as arts and crafts activities which saw the making of workbooks and beaded bracelets.  The children were also taught laundry skills.

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Pupils being taught sewing skills and about clothing and textile construction.  2023

Class 8 Pupils Prepare for the End of Year KCPE Exams

 

 Class 8 pupils who will be sitting their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in late October have been given extra support by teachers and every fortnight they have been sitting exams in preparation for their end year national exam. Their overall mean score is currently at 306 Marks and we are hopeful that they will post impressive results come the end of the academic year. This has also been enhanced by consistent motivation through the giving of awards for the highest mark per subject and for marks improvement. We wish them well!

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Children sitting the fortnightly assessment exams.  2023

Outdoor learning activities for Pre-School Children

Pre- school children at Patmos Cottage School carried out an environmental awareness activity where they took part in cleaning areas in and around the school premises and demonstrated the importance of maintaining clean surroundings for the benefit of everyone’s  daily health and well-being.

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Pre-school children taking part in an environmental awareness activity.   2023

Visit by County Regional Director of Education

On the 10th May, 2023 the County Regional Director of Education (RDE) visited Patmos Cottage School for an important meeting.  The meeting was attended by Directors