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
The 2017 Katoke Annual Benefit Dinner was a fantastic celebration of the many amazing achievements of the Katoke Trust over the last 20 years. We watched a video of Alan Watson, the President of the Trust, reflecting on the achievements of the Trust and our 280 guests helped us raise over $42,000, by purchasing birthday gifts … Continue reading Celebration of the 20th Year of the Katoke Trust!
2018 update: It has been a great start to the year for Katoke-Lweru Secondary School. In this newsletter we hear how the School has benefited from the recent visits of Danebank School, Adrian and Lorna Jackson, Kevin and Valma Voigt and marketing consultants James and Alexis from The Ponderance Collective. We learn how the School continues to flourish under … Continue reading Katoke School off to a great start in 2018
A note from Writers club patron, Hon. Mr Benjamin Hosea Nyamugali: Welcome to the first intriguing, informative, edifying and educative newsletter from KLSS. To read more: KLSS publishes first school newsletter
To many of the students at Katoke Lweru School, Ms Erica Timotheo is Bibi (Grandmother). With a warm and patient smile, Ms Timotheo commands a classroom with grace and style. Her students are engaged, standing up to answer questions, and their workbooks are immaculate. The students even share coins and protractors around the class to … Continue reading Education and Empowerment: Meet Erica K. Timotheo
At the Katoke Lweru Secondary School, we provide clean water and three nutritious meals a day to our students. We also have a full time Nurse (on call 24/7) living on-site at the school. Caring for 500 students is no simple task. If you consider the task of supplying them with enough water, food and … Continue reading Mondayitis with Emelitha Sebikwekwe
IT’S BEEN A FANTASTIC YEAR This year with your help we have continued our life‐changing work in Katoke, Tanzania. We have given the priceless gift of education to an increasing number of Tanzanian children and enjoyed the sustained academic success of our 2016 students and staff. In addition, we have expanded our agricultural efforts getting us … Continue reading Katoke wrap-up 2017
Tanzania is known by visitors for a few things, abundant wildlife, welcoming locals and beautiful landscapes. However, for local students and teachers alike the country can be known for the unpredictable and often lengthy power shortages that disable lighting, refrigeration and desktop computers that are relied on for businesses, health, teaching and of course learning. … Continue reading Digital donation a big step forward
This year has flown by. It’s December and Christmas is just around the corner. Let me begin by thanking our supporters and friends of Katoke-Lweru Secondary School (KLSS) for your generous and amazing contributions to the life of our school. Our students, staff and site workers send greetings and thanks to our Australian friends. 2015 … Continue reading Katoke Wrap-Up 2016