On June 16th, 1976, in South Africa, thousands of black schoolchildren protested against education inequality under the apartheid regime. These students marched for their right to an education in their own language. During the protest, police released dogs and fired bullets into the crowds. Hundreds were killed and many more were injured in the protest. Since 1991, the African Union established June 16th as the “Day of the African Child” to commemorate the lives lost. In addition to honoring the courage of those schoolchildren, "The Day of the African Child" raises awareness of the plight of African children for access to quality education. Teule believes that education plays an integral role in serving orphaned and vulnerable children and preparing them to be contributing members of society.
Many children come to Teule with little to no formal education and start school behind. Teule is fortunate to run a primary school across the street from the home. Teule Leadership Academy, formerly named Kibo Slopes Academy, provides a caring learning environment for the children of Teule and the surrounding Loitokitok community. The school focuses on meeting the individual emotional and educational needs of each child.
Our goal is $40,000 which will help support our school with a social-emotional curriculum, Leader in Me, and to continue renovating our lower block of classrooms from wooden walls to fully cement.