About Us
The Langalanga Scholarship Fund was first registered with the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales in March 1999 (Charity number 1076360). Initially the Fund paid for the secondary education of children who attended five 'harambee' (self help) primary schools. Now there are now twenty one primary schools in the scheme. These schools are in the rural areas of the central highlands, where there are few amenities and the majority of the population are subsistence farmers. Educational opportunity and attainment are low, class sizes are large and the prospects of getting a reasonable education are limited. Selected scholars have to be from particularly disadvantaged homes and to have done very well in the national primary school exams, the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). On average, 20 secondary scholarships have been awarded each year until 2014. However, in 2015, the charity will concentrate its work on ensuring that current scholars are able to access tertiary education on merit and make a real difference to their lives, their families and their communities.

The charity promotes a strong partnership between sponsors, scholars and trustees to ensure that all our scholars achieve their potential and contribute to their own society. All money donated is used directly to further the education of our scholars. Administration costs are kept to a minimum and are covered by the bank interest generated on our accounts. All trustees are volunteers and not all claim the expenses to which they are entitled.
Patrons and Trustees
The Earl of Carnarvon

Vice Patrons
The Rt Hon Lord Luce KG GCVO PC DL
The Rt Hon Lord Young of Cookham CH PC

Geoffrey Nield OBE BSc(Eng) MInstRE - Chairman
Retired Royal Engineer with strong Kenya connections. Swahili speaker.

Anne Smyth BA (Hons)
A retired Primary School headteacher.

Richard Murdoch BSc (Hons)
A retired Chartered Civil Engineer.

Christopher Anderson MA (Dublin)
Worked in stock broking and fund management, specialising in advising clients and small charities.

Professor Andrew Leitch FLS BSc PhD
Born in Kenya, works in post graduate education at Queen Mary, University of London, research expertise in plant ecology and crops.

Nick Singiesen
An accountant and company secretary, with his own general practice.

Alan Twigg
Retired actuary.

Ian Tinsley OBE MA MSc
Post-graduate research student.
Our Schools
Our scholars have all been to one of the good Kenyan government boarding schools shown.

Nyandarua High School
is one of the best Provincial schools in Central Province for both boys and girls. The school is about 50 km from our base in Gilgil and has a remarkably well equipped library and modern buildings.

Jomo Kenyatta High School
is a large Provincial school in Rift Valley Province with much better than average results. It is about 80km from Gilgil but well worth the journey. We have many boys and girls here.

Koelel High School
is a highly competitive school for boys only. It is much sought after and difficult to get into. It is situated in Gilgil town so there is easy access to our scholars.

Naivasha Girls
We first sent girls to this school in 2007. Although expensive, it had a reputation for outstanding results. However, we found that the school’s rising costs have forced us to discontinue using it.

Click here to see our schools on a map.
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