Lower Basic School

We are delighted to have arranged the twinning of the Lower Basic school with Derwentwater Primary school, in Acton, London. This has lead to an exchange of letters between the pupils of the two schools and the sharing of whole class diaries, together with projects about each other's countries and life styles.

In addition, Derwentwater has raised over £1,000 for the Sohm school, via two school fairs.  The funds have been spent of stationery, books, visual aids, basic equipment and teacher support, for the Lower Basic school. Two of Derwentwater's teachers  visited Sohm in February 2013 to cement the relationship and provided training support to the Lower Basic teachers.

Lower Basic school teachers displaying certificates, after training from Natalie and Nicola senior teachers from Derwentwater Primary school, Acton.

Through the generosity of one of our supporters, we have been able to provide horizon-expanding school trips for the older pupils at the Lower Basic school.

Further support and sponsorship of some of the village's poorest pupils is high on our list of priorities, for the future.

The fabric of the school's buildings, classrooms and others, together with the staff accommodation, needs restoring, to acceptable levels.

There is no electricity in the school and the water supply is some distance from its main buildings. We are looking to develop a small solar energy project that would pump water from a local standpipe into the school, and provide power for the small number of computers and teaching aids for it.

Water supply, 100 meters from Lower Basic school buildings

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