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
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!
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
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
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
The Katoke Trust is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ken Langford-Smith as Head of School for the Katoke Lweru Secondary School in Tanzania. Ken joined Katoke in September 2017, with the goal to empower local education staff to manage and drive the continued success of the school. Ken brings to Katoke over 50 years … Continue reading Katoke appoints new Head of School, Ken Langford-Smith for KLSS in Tanzania