Tools For Schools first went to Nyrere Nursery School in 2009 to help with school fees for fourteen vulnerable children.

These orphans had been identified for Tools For Schools by the locally elected leader for social services. The school itself is a care worn, mud-brick building, with no windows, only stick shutters pulled over gaping holes in the walls.

John, the headmaster, was sixty six years old and genocide survivor. He started the school in an old unfinished Methodist church because it was needed. The children pay a small school fee of $28 a year when they can. There are between 120 and 150 children in two groups. The numbers vary because in the rainy season the children have nothing warm and dry to wear

    What We've Achieved

    • supply of basic teaching materials
    • payment of school fees for the most vulnerable children
    • provided desk, cupboard and basic learning materials
    • provided student uniforms
    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world
    — Nelson Mandela