TOGETHER WE LEARN
PORT REITZ SCHOOL
Most children with a handicap require even more attention than most non-handicapped children. At the school the classes are not a homogenous group of pupils, and consequently the teacher-pupil ration has to different from The number of teaching and non-teaching staff employed by the government or by the school are not sufficient to give all children the personal attention that they need. Therefore we are happy to invite volunteers to complement our own staff, from Kenya as well from abroad. Volunteer positions can be teachers or teaching assistants in either nursery, lower or upper primary classes, special class, or project group leaders. There is a constant need for facility maintenance, improvement and repair projects as well. For non Kenyans, a sufficient command of the English language is critical for a successful volunteer placement. For any teaching assignment, it is highly preferred that the duration of the volunteer assignment is for a minimum of 2 – 3 months.
The Kenyan calendar for school attendance is in 3 terms -- January/March, May/ July, and September/November. The pupils go home for a short break in the middle of each term.
We are very grateful for the continuous support of our partners:
Although the government pays for a number of teachers who are employed by the TSC, and the school benefits from a government grant as contribution for a meal program, there is a constant considerable shortage of funds to run the school properly. Many of the pupils come from families who cannot or not always pay the annual school fees.
Therefore the school is highly dependent on donations from well-wishers and sponsors.
There is an active program for attracting sponsorships for individual pupils.