St. Consolata Pre- and Primary School is a Catholic School established at the request of parents from Baraki Village. The parents had two reasons for their request:
Although St. Consolata has only had three graduations since it opened its doors, all students who graduated are now in secondary school. Everyone in the class of 2018 averaged a score of “A” on the national exams except for one, who scored a “B.” St. Consolata ranks number one in the county, and 84 among 6,772 schools nationwide! The parents’ expectations are happening.
The impact of academic success has been remarkable locally and far away, beyond the location of the school. The following two examples show the impact:
After St. Consolata’s first graduation (class of 2016), Erengo and Kyabebi students wanted to transfer to St. Consolata School so they too could go to secondary schools upon graduation. In response, Erengo and Kyabebi teachers knew they had to improve their teaching methods if they were to keep their students enrolled and see them go to secondary school as well. In addition to Erengo and Kyabebi, many other schools in the region have improved so much that more and more of their students are now passing national exams and going to secondary school.
In addition to Erengo and Kyabebi, many schools in the region now mention the academic success of students at St. Consolata School as their motivation. They strongly believe that going to school in a rural area does not necessarily mean that students cannot succeed. While students’ parents (as well as the students themselves) want education beyond a primary education, teachers also want their students to go on to secondary schools, just like those at St. Consolata School.
The construction of half of one of the two dormitories for 100 students began in February 2019. The cost of building half a dormitory is $100,000.
An anonymous donor who visited the school and participated in the construction of classrooms is very impressed by the progress made so far and has offered a $50,000 matching gift challenge, which will match, dollar for dollar, every donation. This means donations will be doubled until $50,000 is met. Please consider supporting this dormitory construction.
We thank you for your generous support of this project!
Please send your tax deductible donations to:
Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa
1406 Harding St., Seaside, CA 93955
Federal Tax ID: 16-1778085