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Quiz Success for the Academy

Quiz Success for the Academy

We are very happy to receive the following report from the head of the Academy.  As you will see, the excellence of the teaching and leadership has been shown once again.  Very well done to all those involved with this excellent result....

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IT Teacher now in post

IT Teacher now in post

As our readers will be aware, the IT provision in the KIK Academy has dramatically improved in recent years.  To take full advantage of the equipment that is installed, we have now appointed a fully-trained and qualified IT teacher. In the images shown, the teacher is...

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Students on Local Radio

Students on Local Radio

A lovely image showing how some of our students are enjoying a new experience - being on local radio.                 This program is about helping the children to develop their full potential in public speaking and to resist peer pressure.  For the time being, the...

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Success for longstanding KIK beneficiary

Success for longstanding KIK beneficiary

We are delighted to tell you the wonderful story of KIK beneficiary Rosalind Bangura.  Rosalind has been on the KIK programme since she was 8 years old.  She is now studying on the first year of a Solar Agricultural Engineering course at the Government Technical...

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A very successful 21 months

A very successful 21 months

The latest KIK Trustees' Report to the Charity Commissioners covers the extended period between April 2020–December 2021 and clearly shows the excellent results achieved through the hard work and diligence of all those wonderful people involved with KIK at every...

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More Academy Success

More Academy Success

Principal Tim has informed us that 'ALL the ten candidates we sent for the national primary school examination passed the exam on clear standing.  Two of the KIK beneficiaries scored above 300 aggregate, which has never happened before'. This is wonderful news that...

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Academy Update

Academy Update

On 29 October 2020, a very successful parent/teacher meeting was held in the Academy premises. Principal Mr Timothy Sellu reported an enrolled total of 136 pupils, spread over pre-school (10), primary (85), and junior secondary (41).   He explained that the Academy...

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A sad but lovely story

A sad but lovely story

Sadly, we report the death of Lorraine's mother a short time before she and Rob visited Kailahun in January.  However, Lorraine was able to take out with her a number of knitted dolls made by her mother.  In the delightful photograph above you can see two of these...

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Beneficiaries going on to higher education

Beneficiaries going on to higher education

KIK's motto 'Learn to Serve' has been amply demonstrated in recent times by the successes of Sam Banya and Winston Baimba Sellu, so it is good to report that more beneficiaries are being awarded KIK scholarships for higher level studies. Amara Momah has been following...

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KIK Trustees in Sierra Leone

KIK Trustees in Sierra Leone

It has always been KIK's vision to devolve local management issues to trusted partners in Sierra Leone, with these partners ideally including some ex-beneficiaries of the programme.  We can now announce that this vision has been realised by the formation of a board of...

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KIK Academy Progress

KIK Academy Progress

We are very pleased to report that the KIK Academy goes from strength to strength, with 156 pupils now on roll.  During her visit in January, Lorraine met with Kailahun's Director of Education, Mr Conteh, who thanked the staff for all their hard work.  He took the...

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Winston Graduation

Winston Graduation

It is with great pleasure that we announce WInston's graduation as a registered general nurse,  He has worked very hard to achieve thus ambition, and is an example to all.

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Back to School

Back to School

We are pleased to report that the Academy has been credited with an EMIS number from the Ministry of Education - an excellent achievement so early in the history of the Academy, reflecting the hard work and dedication of the head and all of his staff.  WAEC...

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Sam’s the man

Sam’s the man

Sam Banya, one of our earliest beneficiaries, is a qualified doctor, and has recently taken up a scholarship to complete a two year Masters programme in Surgical Oncology in Egypt. The government in Sierra Leone are building an Oncology Centre in Freetown and are...

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Winston now a qualified nurse

Winston now a qualified nurse

Winston Baimba Sellu was one of the original 2006 KIK beneficiaries.  His doggedness in life as an enforced boy soldier has been matched by his determination to succeed in his chosen profession.  This week we learn that he has passed his final nursing examinations. ...

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Give as you Live has just got better

Give as you Live has just got better

Our small mention of 'Give as you Live' on the 'Donate' page of our site does not really do justice to this excellent and painless method of raising funds for KIK. The new addition is a pre-loaded in-store card that you can make specific to your favourite supermarket,...

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Academy ‘running really well’ – but more money is needed

Academy ‘running really well’ – but more money is needed

During the visit in March 2019, Mr Conteh, Kailahun's Director of Education, made an assessment of the Academy's performance.  He concluded that "the School is running really well and all teachers and students are engaged" - very encouraging news indeed. Part of the...

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Agricultural Project

Agricultural Project

The Academy staff have put together ideas for an agricultural project. KIK have secured money from the Bishop of Blackburn's 2018 Harvest Appeal Fund, which has been specifically provided for agricultural use.  This money will enable the Academy to develop the farm on...

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Childrens’ Toys well received

Childrens’ Toys well received

Many thanks to all those KIK supporters who donated toys in our Christmas appeal.  As you can see, they went down very well with the younger children.

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Water Project Update

Water Project Update

It is very pleasing to report that during the March visit Rob Stephens successfully completed the much needed water project.  This enables water to be pumped from the well using a battery operated pump.  Solar panels generate the electricity to recharge the...

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