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Barney School Kenya 2018 Expedition

In July 2018 a group of eighteen Barney pupils and three staff members will travel to Kenya on behalf of Kipsaina Education and Environment Partnership (KEEP) a charity setup by Old Barnadian and currenty Biology Teacher Sam Forsyth, together with OB Rubel Quader and Barney parent Mary Matthews. The aim of the charity is to raise funds for the rebuilding of a primary school in a small Kenyan village and to provide the school and community with a clean water borehole. Working with Sam’s old friend Maurice Wanjala, who is an inspirational local church leader, youth worker and environmentalist, KEEP aims to transform Kipsaina Primary, not only into a clean and safe school, but a showcase for environmental education in which children will be taught “hands on” sustainable agricultural practices. This will safeguard not just their own future, but the future of their wider community and the special wetland environment they live beside.

On Friday 26th January the team are holding a Scottish-Kenyan Fusion Supper and Indoor Highland Games event here at Barney with proceeds raised going towards KEEP and the costs of the Expedition in July.