OLD CAMBRIAN SOCIETY EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Charity No. 1147210
For the January 2017 Update -
The Old Cambrian Society
Educational Trust is a UK-registered Charity (Charity No 1147210),
established by trust deed.
The current Trustees are:
Keith Aikin (Chairman)
(Clive House 1954-1958)
Stephen Le Feuvre (Clive
(Clive House 1950-1955)
Michael McCulloch (Scott
Martin Erisat (Kirinyaga(Grigg) House1987-1990)
Our purpose is to advance the education of
pupils at Nairobi School, in particular by providing and
assisting in the provision of facilities or equipment for education
at the School. Our support will complement and supplement the
resources provided by the Kenya Ministry of Education.
What activities will the Trust support?provision, improvement, or enlargement of educational
buildings and facilities, including classrooms, laboratories and
provision or improvement of sports facilities provision of equipment, books, periodicals, and other
materials for teaching and/or learning provision or improvement of pupils' access to external
educational resources, including internet access scholarships and/or prizes, subject to design of an
open needs-based scheme and decision by Trusteesactivities and programmes that promote civic
responsibility or good citizenship among the pupilssuch other activities as the Trustees may determine
will further the Trust's objects.
These can include:
How will the
and activities will be identified through a process of formal
discussion with the Head Teacher and Administration of the School,
including where feasible a visit to the School by at least one
Trustee (not financed from the Trust).
proposals be assessed?relevance to the School's
mission and development plancompliance with the Trust's
purpose and statement of eligible activitiesnature, scope, and
added value of benefits to the pupils of the School. Generally,
the Trust will seek to avoid supporting activities which are
properly the responsibility of the Kenya Ministry of Educationavailability and timeliness
of complementary finance required e.g. for a buildingarrangements for
implementation, including procurement/contracting, and maintenancearrangements for monitoring
and reporting on outcomesacceptance of any necessary terms and conditions
Proposals will be
evaluated against the following criteria:
Who will decide
The Trustees will
decide on applications.
It is not intended
to set a maximum ceiling for the size of any single grant or to
limit funding to a single year. Such decisions will depend on the
activity under consideration and will be taken during the process
described above. In practice, funding of discrete items such as
books and equipment is likely to be on an annual basis, while
funding towards improvement of a building will be phased in
accordance with progress in implementation.
Funds will be held in the Trust's UK bank
account, and disbursed only as needed to pay for the agreed activity
or project, through secure arrangements.
Grants made will be covered by an exchange of
letters setting out specific terms and conditions and/or an umbrella
agreement between the Trust and the School.
Ownership will normally be passed to Nairobi School. In relation to many of the proposed activities eg
improving facilities or buildings it would be impractical to do
otherwise. Where discrete items, such as books or equipment are
financed, the School will be required to label these as provided by
the Trust, and to demonstrate how they will be safeguarded. Visits
by Trustees or a Trust representative in Nairobi will include
monitoring how such items are being kept and used.
Subject to negotiation with the School, the
intention is that any proceeds from disposal of equipment or other
discrete assets, provided by the Trust and no longer required by the
School, would be recycled by the School in support of future
activities funded by the Trust.
Message from the Chairman - Keith Aikin
(Clive House 1954-1958)
"Like all Old Cambrians, I owe a
fantastic amount to the Prince of Wales School (now Nairobi School),
to my Headmaster Philip Fletcher and to the teaching staff. The
foundations for my future professional success were laid there and I
have long wanted to repay the debt that I owe the "Princo".
We have now set up the Old Cambrian Society Educational Trust fund
and gained charitable status from the UK Charities Commission. Our
aim is to raise an initial sum of money in the region of £50,000
which will be invested in the UK, and from its dividends the
Trustees will decide how best to proceed with supporting the school
and its students. Initially, we plan to set up some
scholarships/bursaries to assist needy students of the school with
the payment of their tuition and boarding fees, which are currently
in the region of £700 per year.
We have a group
of Old Cambrians in Nairobi who will select the students and ensure
that our money reaches and benefits deserving individuals at Nairobi
School. There will be regular reporting to all Old Cambrians by
e-mail and through the web site.
This is an
opportunity for all Old Cambrians to give something back to our old
school that gave us all so much, and I do urge everyone to donate
any amount that they can, whether it be in the form of a single
payment, or a regular monthly/quarterly/annual donation.
I know you will give generously, and I thank you."
Webmaster: Steve Le Feuvre (Clive House 1970-1975)