The Roy Everest Jr. Primary Nursery at Nkora is a community-led school supported by TFS.
Nkora has been open since 2013 and both the weather and tiny feet were taking their toll on the school. As a result this year TFS undertook a ‘refresh’ of Nkora that included repairing the hand-washing sinks, upgrading the playground for the schools, building retaining walls to keep the rainwater out (and the kids in) as well as completing a face lift of the entire building with bright colors and images. More than ever, the school is an oasis in the vegetation along the shores of Lake Kivu.
TFS has been involved with the building and development of the The Roy Everest Jr. Nursery School in Nkora since 2011. The school was officially opened in January, 2013 after one large complex with created, holding a 30-student classroom, toilet facility and playground. We have also provided furniture for the school, recruited teachers, and ensured that the students had smart uniforms to wear.
On registration day 120 students wanted to attend and we only had places for 60 - 30 in the morning class, and 30 more in the afternoon.
Work at the school has continued over the past seven years and more than 500 students have gone through the school. Further classrooms have been built, teachers have attended training classes both on site and at Green Hills Academy in Kigali and the school playground has undergone some significant upgrades.
What We've Achieved
construction of a 30-student nursery classroom with reading corner
construction of a one-room library
supplied over 1000 reading and workbooks
delivered teacher training workshops for Nursery, Primary and Secondary teachers in the region
supplied furniture for the new classroom; desks, chairs, cupboards and bulletin boards
provided playground equipment
provided toilet facilities and drinking water
facilitated in-service training for Nursery School teachers at Green Hills Academy