Mango Tree Girls School opens for enrolment

The long awaited Girls Secondary School is nearing the final stages of construction. The main buildings are up and the site is being prepared for official opening in April 2022.

“I am really looking forward to starting at the new girls’ boarding school, where I will have space and time to study. Eventually I want to be a nurse.”

Jerril Atieno Juma

We have been fundraising for the school since 2015 and have so far invested over £570,000 to construct an exemplar girls’ school in the heart of one of Kenya’s poorest regions. Located along the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya, Homabay County is home to 955,060 people and the population has been growing rapidly. The poverty rates in this area remain low, HIV rates are still high and there is significantly low infrastructural investment in schools, colleges and community centres.

The Mango Tree Girls School is being built in the Mawego area with a fantastic view over Lake Victoria on land owned by the Trust. It will provide good quality secondary education for up to 420 girls and The Mango Tree UK, supported by our core base of loyal supporters, will provide means-tested bursaries to ensure that girls from disadvantaged families can attend school.