The ‘Derbyshire school’ in Kenya continues to prosper – thanks to your support

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THE Matlock solicitor whose sponsorship  of a young Kenyan boy over 30 years ago led to the creation of a new school there has just taken today’s students on a day out in east Africa… courtesy of a Derbyshire rotary club, reports Barrie Farnsworth. 

IT WAS BACK in August that Reflections revealed the remarkable story of how Matlock man Simon Brister, after tragically losing his son to meningitis, decided to sponsor African students through a Save The Children scheme. One of those students, Joseph Kiuna, became a successful businessman and, a few years ago, set up a school in his home town.  Simon and his partner Nicky then set up the charity KES (Kenyan Educational Support)  to help develop the school and to sponsor more students, as secondary schooling has to be paid for in Kenya…