OLD CAMBRIAN SOCIETY EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Charity No. 1147210
details of the Old Cambrian Society Educational Trust -
Update - January 2018
met three times during 2017, and at their meeting on 29th November 2017
upon the recommendations of the local (Nairobi) Selection Panel,
they decided to support a further four students at Nairobi School,
all from disadvantaged and poor families. Their school fees
and boarding fees will be paid from January 2018 for the duration of
their time at the school, subject to them complying with all the
conditions of the OCSET bursary scheme.
The students chosen were: Ryan George Angienda, Titus Kipkogei, Jesse Mwangi Njenga and Rogers Musyoki.
The cost of supporting each student is
currently KES53,554 (equivalent of £410) per year, and the Trustees are making
an appeal to all Old Cambrians to give whatever they can to this
very worthy cause. Please go to the OCSET web page
for more details and to make a donation.
At the end of October 2017 the total amount in
the trust fund was £22,028. Total income in the calendar year 2017
up to the end of October was £4,935.
We need to boost the fund
significantly to ensure that we can continue to support students at
Nairobi School in to the future.
At the end of every term, the Trustees receive
a copy of each students' report and a personal letter letting us
know how they are getting on in school academically and socially.
This regular feedback is vital to ensure that the Trustees are
comfortable that their continued support is justified for all the
right reasons, and that the young men being supported are model
In September 2017, one of our Trustees Steve Le
Feuvre visited the school and met with the four students that
we have been supporting since January 2017. He spoke at length with
them, and they also joined a meeting with the officers of the Old
Cambrian Society (Kenya branch). The confidence of the boys has come
on leaps and bounds, and their academic results have also improved
significantly. They now have a chance to reach their potential and
the Old Cambrian Society Educational Trust is allowing them to "live
their dream". Without the support of generous Old Cambrians, the
future of these students would be very insecure, as without a good
education it is difficult to secure gainful employment in modern-day
The 2017-2019 recipients of OCSET bursaries (photo taken Sept 2017)
L-R: Mr Caspal Maina (Principal
of Nairobi School), William Otieno
Onyango, Humphrey Cheruiyot, Godfrey Koome, Lawrence Masika,
Susan Mwangi (staff), Steve Le Feuvre (Clive 1970-1975)
Update - January 2017
met three times during 2016, and below is a summary of actions and
(covering tuition fees and boarding costs) would be given to needy
and deserving students of Nairobi School.
formed a local (Nairobi) Selection Panel made up of Old
Cambrians based in Kenya. This was decided at the meeting of
Trustees held in London on 11th August 2016, and on 10th Sept 2016
Trustee Steve Le Feuvre met at the school with members of the
Selection Panel to discuss the criteria to be used to choose
recipients of the bursary.
The members of
the Selection Panel are:
Mudachi (Naivasha/Serengeti (Nicholson) 1990-1993) - Chairman of
the Selection Panel
- Dr Wacira
Kariuki (Nicholson 1965-1969)
Ilako (Clive 1970-1975)
- Abed Malik
Watatua (Tana/Marsabit (Scott) 1983-1988)
Panel interviewed all the applicants for the bursary on 16th Nov
2016, and produced a report containing their recommendations for the
students to be supported. This report and recommendations were
discussed at a meeting of the Trustees in London on 28th Nov 2016.
decided to support four (4) students with bursaries covering
100% of their fees (tuition and boarding) for the academic years
2017, 2018 and 2019. The Trustees also decided to settle all
outstanding fees that three of the students had been unable to pay
during their first year at the school.
There is a robust system in place at the school
to identify needy students, to check their backgrounds and current
family situation, especially in relation to whether their families
have the necessary funds to pay fees for the full four years that
students are at Nairobi School. Mrs Susan Mwangi (a Chemistry
teacher at the school) is in charge of pastoral care of the
students, and looks after the welfare of the students.
Details of the
successful students will be published once we have received
permission from their guardians (and a parent where they have one),
as under the law in Kenya they are all minors. We will then be
publishing regular updates from the students that we are supporting,
and following their progress at the school both academically and in
the many extra-curricular activities that exist ....... as they did
at the time that you will have attended the school.
Cost of Tuition Fees and Boarding Fees
Currently, tuition and boarding fees for one school year are in the
region of £750 (seven hundred and fifty Pounds Sterling).
Total amount donated to date
The fund currently stands at just
over £20,000 and this has been through one-off donations and
also regular monthly (standing order) donations.
monthly donations total approximately £2,800 (including the Gift Aid
who have donated to the OCSET to date are:
Le Feuvre, Steve
Message from the Chairman of OSCET - Keith Aikin
(Clive House 1954-1958)
"With a target of £100,000 or
more, the Old Cambrian Society Educational Trust has to date raised
just a little over £20,000. This has been through the generosity of
just 34 "old boys" of the school that played a large part in what we
all are today.
I would urge other Old
Cambrians to consider donating money to this excellent cause, as we
have only raised one fifth of the amount that we consider to be a
sustainable fund for the future.
OCSET fund will be kept and invested in the UK, from where pupil
fees at Nairobi School will be paid. We are confident we have a
stringent system of checks in place to monitor the proper
implementation of the bursaries that we are awarding on behalf of
all of you.
We need your help if the
bursary scheme is to continue in to the future, as funds need to be
available on a rolling basis. Costs for a student to attend Nairobi
School (tuition and boarding) are now in the region of £750 per
year, let's say £2,500 for the three years that we propose to offer
Why not sponsor a student
that has been vetted by us throughout his time at the school?
Alternatively, you may wish to donate a sum of money to OCSET,
and you may wish to make a legacy or add a Codicil to your existing
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)