As we read the news it’s difficult to avoid the brokenness of this world. Extreme poverty and injustice is experienced by millions of people every day. There’s a sense of darkness which feels overwhelming at times. With the task so big is it possible to have an impact? Globally there has been incredible progress towards … Continue reading Sid & Marilyn return in 2021, KLSS alumni stories, students needing our help
You helped raise $111,933 to combat coronavirus and provide the priceless gift of education. Wow! We have been overwhelmed by your generosity and your willingness to help those in need. You braved the cold June mornings, the rain and the wind and gave a hand up to some of the worlds most vulnerable. We couldn’t have done it … Continue reading Ks for Katoke – we walked, we ran, we cycled
What a weekend! We rode through rain, hail and shine and to date we have raised over $15k to help give the priceless gift of education to children in Africa. Thanks for making it a weekend to remember. This is how we rolled! 6am Saturday. The track was dry for our departure out of Lithgow. … Continue reading We made it! Lithgow to Bathurst 2020 Katoke ride
Her ambitious plans, to establish an NGO to “eradicate ignorance” in Tanzania and her dream of being a significant national leader, could sound fanciful. But she has already set some things in place. Her lofty ambitions are combined with an already successful career in singing, leadership and public speaking. Her six years at KLSS had … Continue reading Beathi Benedax, 25, KLSS and university graduate is poised to change the world.
When it rains it pours. There has been a late rainy season in Tanzania this year. This has been welcomed by the farmers of the district still recovering from last year’s drought. However it has caused some delays with getting the construction of the Girl’s dorm underway. Kevin has also found himself needing to source … Continue reading Construction of Girl’s Dorm
We’ve launched our 2019 End of Financial Year Appeal. We cannot thank you enough for the compassion, love and generosity you have shown the students of Katoke-Lweru Secondary School. Construction of the third girls dormitory at KLSS is currently underway and will make such a difference to these young girl’s lives. Can you help fill the girls dormitory … Continue reading Just launched – 2019 Katoke EOFY Appeal
In February 2019, Stephen Diakatos (Dentist) , Stephen Langshaw (Optometrist), David Lefcovitch (photographer/dental assistant) and Colin Glendinning (General Practitioner) visited Katoke. Over the week, most of the Katoke school students plus some teachers and school staff were assessed by Steve (the dentist). He was very capably assisted by David who kept the students entertained with his jokes. Because … Continue reading Shire doctor, dentist, optometrist and photographer visit Katoke.
John’s working hours are hard to define. His duties as History and IT Teacher provide a humble baseline for his wider involvement at Katoke Secondary School as Student Welfare Coordinator. He still remembers his first day, the 8th of February 2010, very clearly. An early morning phone call from the then Head of School, Sid … Continue reading Caring for 500 children – Meet John Bisgaya
Adivela is Katoke through and through. She was born not too far away in Kagoma and has lived near KLSS in Katoke village for most of her life. She was not left alone with the passing of her husband 3 years ago, sharing her home with her 2 sons, her daughter and 3 grandchildren. She … Continue reading Meet the Staff: Adivela Kabaita, Cleaner
Meet Johnesia – Johnesia came to KLSS in 2016, starting work as a gardener before moving across the football field (literally) to the kitchen and dining hall where she now, proudly keeps things neat and tidy. She walks for about an hour each day from her home in Kimbugu village to arrive at KLSS by … Continue reading Meet the Staff: Johnesia Audakis, Cleaner