The Mpala Academy is a private primary school, started in 1988, located at Mpala Ranch (Mukogodo West Division Laikipia North sub county, in Laikipia county). The academy allows our staff to have their children live at home with their parents and walk or ride our bus a short distance to school. Students are taught by private teachers who encourage free and creative thinking. The school motto is “make your dreams come true” and has a mission to always be the best of the best. The school has a vision to offer the best education to our pupils.
When the school began it was originally a nursery school with an enrollment of less than twenty children. In 1997 the late George Small, with the help of the British army built a Grade 1 class, which was followed by a Grade 2 class in 2000 and a Grade 3 class in 2002. Upon graduating Grade 3 students would have to travel daily to Lekiji Primary School on an Mpala vehicle. Finally, in 2007 the buildings for Grades 4 and 5 were donated by Guy & Marilyn Berner, the parents of trustee Laurel B. Harvey. The school now reaches Grade 5 and has an enrollment of 45 boys and 57 girls — a total of 102 pupils, who are managed and taught by 7 teachers.
In keeping with the mission, the Mpala Primary School has an active after-school Conservation Club where children learn about their environment and the wildlife with which they share their home.
Children in Need
An Mpala child entering Grade 1 has only a 6% chance of graduating from high school. Once children leave Mpala Primary School parents must begin to share responsibility for supporting their education. At this point drop-out rates increase, especially among young girls whose parents favour boys when funds are limited. With the Mpala Children’s Education Fund, we aim to change these statistics.
Your gift, in any amount helps educate our Mpala children. From paying for uniforms, school supplies, teacher salaries; to transportation and off-site tuition, financial support at every level ensures that basic education needs are met. Even the smallest amount can change a life.
Please visit our Donations page to help a child today!