Posts tagged Primary School
Mtwapa Elite Academy

Hi All, As you may have seen in one of our earlier posts we recently moved our children who are attending primary school to Mtwapa Elite Academy. This is quite a change so I thought it would be good to tell you a bit more about it and show some more of our photos.


Mtwapa Elite is the best primary school in Kilifi county, their average mark for children graduating from Standard 8 is 368 out of 500 (over 73%).

Mtwapa Elite Academy results poster

The school and compound are amazing. The school is a three story building which is impeccably maintained and has lots of great facilities for the children to use including a computer room, library and sports field.


Mtwapa Elite

They also have a fleet of school buses (which Saidi and Pendo use daily) and offer both Swimming and Judo as extracurricular activities.

Mtwapa Elite School Buses

Whilst we were in Kenya we met with the head teacher of the primary school and the class teachers for all of our children. Despite our children having only been part of the school for a few weeks all of the teachers knew the children well and spoke of specific areas where they thought the children was performing well or could improve. This is really useful as Rieder can proactively monitor these areas and provide extra resources or tuition if needed.

Mtwapa Elite Academy Computer Room

This was a big change for the Milele children but I am glad to say they are all settling in well.

We really hope Mtwapa Elite is going to help the children to reach their full potential!


Mtwapa Academy

Today we visited Mtwapa Academy Primary school, this is the school where the children on Milele sponsorship program will study. The primary school system works slightly differently to the one in England. Children normally start in the Kindergarten classes (KG1-KG3) at around 2-3 years old. They then progress on to the Standards (STD1-STD8). Each child takes a test at the end of each school year which dictates whether they can move up to the next year or not. This means the schooling is not based on age, but on capability.   

The front gates of Mtwapa Academy



The boys which we seek to sponsor are in years KG3, Standard 1 and Standard 2 this means they are near the start of their school lives and will benefit hugely from being part of Milele. All four boys are very bright and are performing exceptionally well in school with some of the highest grades in their classes!


The view across the court yard of mtwapa Academy, looking up towards the only second floor classroom

We will be posting more information about the boys over the next few days so watch out for more news and photos!


Rich and Amy