Gundua Secondary School is a day school with low tuition fees, making it affordable for families as well as allowing the children continue to help out at home. The school has 320 students.
There is a clear intention, through modern teaching methods, to give the students a better chance of achieving their future goals and to help them start thinking more independently by learning better and more. All teaching is in English, except for the specific classes in Swahili.
The goal for Gundua Secondary School is to become one of the best schools in the region within a couple of years. The study results are continuously improving, and at the end of 2010, the school was ranked among the top five out of 20 schools in the region. When it comes to continuing on to higher education, the goal is that at least half of the students should be qualified for university level studies. During the two years that the school has been in operation, seven students have been given the chance of higher education.
A Gundua Model is presently being developed in order to help generate future projects. The success is an important contributor to the growth of the Gundua Foundation’s endeavours in the Ex-Lewa region, in combination with giving its inhabitants better life conditions. Education will remain one of the most important building blocks for this, and even if the Gundua Secondary Day School may be a small step, it is nonetheless a step in the right direction. The goal is to give all the world’s children a chance to go to school within the not too distant future.
The Gundua Foundation is responsible for the actual construction of well-equipped and proper school buildings. The costs for operating the school and the teachers’ salaries are shared with the Kenyan school authorities.