Khalsa Academies Trust is pleased to announce that Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton, a free school which opened in Sep 2015 has distributed computers donated by Circle, one of its ICT providers, to three of the poorest schools in Kenya.
Following the development of a partnership between Khalsa Academies Trust and the Education Development Trust to improve educational outcomes for girls in Kenya, a number of schools were highlighted as need ICT resources during the scoping visit in July 2018.
Circle, a leading ICT solutions provider was asked by KAT to provide refurbished high spec computer equipment for distribution to the poorest schools in Kenya. Circle supplied an initial batch of servers and laptops.
Teachers from Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton supplied and trained staff at two pilot schools, the Hope Academy, an orphanage school in Makindu, Kenya and the Valley View School in Nairobi.
The Khalsa vision is to be able to use technology to link some of the poorest schools in Kenya with its schools in the UK in order to support aspirations of Kenya students as well as provide teacher training and student to student interaction and support.
Students from Khalsa delivered an ICT lesson on binary numbers to Hope Academy Year 8 students who also enjoyed asking lots of questions. We hope these lessons will continue on a monthly basis for the rest of this academic year.
“Being able to support initiatives like this is fantastic. We are a homegrown Cardiff company which works in many UK education establishments and are committed to investing in the education of others.
With the backing of our many clients who to enable us to successfully run this scheme. We hope that we contribute refurbished equipment for many years to come.“ said Roger Harry, Founder of Circle
“On behalf of the Trustees, I would like to congratulate our team for making a real difference to the lives of some of the poorest students in Kenya. I would also like to thank Roger Harry, CEO of CircleIT for the support and donation of the computers.”, said Nick Singh Kandola, CEO of The Khalsa Academies Trust.
The Khalsa Academies Trust runs three Sikh schools in the UK, the Khalsa Secondary Academy in South Bucks which opened in 2013 and is rated “Good”; the Khalsa Academy in Wolverhampton which opened in 2015 and is rated “Good” and the Atam Academy which opened in 2016 and is rated “Outstanding”.
The Khalsa Academies Trust vision is to provide inclusive outstanding Sikh schools that enrich our students with Sikh and British values, enabling them to excel academically and spiritually and serve humanity.
For further information please contact:
Nick Singh Kandola, CEO, Khalsa Academies Trust on firstname.lastname@example.org
Inder Singh Uppal, Chair of Khalsa Academies Trust on email@example.com