As a parent of a child at either of the Egerton Schools you can be sure that your child is already benefitting from our partnership whether it be a greater appreciation of the wider world or enhanced learning.

Nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the story of Tim Benson, an ex-Egerton pupil and now part of the CBBC production team.IMG_0844

Here’s Tim’s story.
“It is hard for anybody – child or adult – to imagine life in another country, in a place so very far from home and in a culture so vastly different from what we understand.

As an 18 year old, I wanted an adventure. It so happened that my desire to travel half way across the globe coincided with planning at Egerton primary School for several big projects due to take place at Egerton’s sister school in Njoro later that year. At that time no pupils, past or present, had travelled to Njoro as part of the project; my friend Ryan and I would be the first.

To say that the experience was a huge privilege would be to significantly understate it. The people who greeted and looked after us were among the kindest I have ever met. These men & women – with whom we would spend most of our time – were teachers at the school. There is no doubt that the kindness and positivity we experienced is visible throughout every aspect of school life. The educational community in Njoro exists for the benefit of the children – nothing else – and the same is true of the twin-link. How often are two groups of children able to learn and share experiences from opposite sides of the planet? Not often. But the foundation, under Mrs Hooper’s guidance, continues to make this possible.

We live busy, busy lives in a world that seems even to the optimist increasingly divided and segregated. This project, this link between humans on the most basic level is surely a priceless reminder that we are all the same and that we can all learn an infinite amount from one another.

If you are ever in a position to travel to Njoro in support of the foundation, I would urge you to do so. It was, for me a life-changing experience.”

IMG_2703If your child currently attends either of our foundation schools please encourage them to tell you about what they know of the partnership, the lives of children in their sister school, the history of the Egerton family, we’re quite sure you’ll be impressed.

If you’d like to get involved with the foundation whether to help us fundraise, volunteer or come on our next visit then please get in touch.