School of English

Fundraising for Upendo Junior School, Kenya

Building site for classroom at Upendo school

Upendo is a school located in a remote village in Kenya, founded by a former PhD student from the School of English, Dr Masibo Lumala.  Masibo and his wife Rose have converted their home into a charitable school to support their local community. The School of English fundraises each year to support the costs of teachers' salaries and this summer we would like to help them as they build new classrooms to provide even more opportunities for local children to go to school.

This summer, a team of academics from the School (Jo Guy, Kevin Harvey, Mike Rodgers and Nathan Waddell) will be training hard for the Robin Hood half marathon on Sunday, 27 September 2015 and raising as much money as possible to buy bricks to build a new classroom for Upendo.

If you would like to sponsor our runners, please make a donation in the School of English office or contact

Message from Masibo Lumala:

"After lots of hardwork and support from many friends, I write to inform you that the construction work for the proposed Upendo Junior School tuition block is now underway. We have completed the foundation and casting the slab. I am attaching some photos for you to share with everyone in the SoE. We now wish to focus efforts on raising columns and walls before the 1st floor shutter. For the next phase I wish to appeal for your support. The teachers and children are all very excited with the progress so far but I fear I may do little to keep the construction going without your considered support." - Masibo Lumala

Posted on Tuesday 9th June 2015

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