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The school provides quality education and affordable schooling for Pokot children eligible for nursery school (age 3) through 6th grade. An important goal of the school is to provide a Christian outreach arm into the Pokot community. When children go to school, they return home and share what they have learned about Jesus Christ with their families. The school also contributes to the community by providing students free medical care and health education. The ultimate goal of COPE is to bring each of the Pokot children and adults to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Tapadany Christian Acadamy

The original school building dedicated in 1997 was 2 walls made of stick & mud and had a dirt floor. They had very few materials. The teacher used a rain barrel for a desk and the students took turns using a small slate board for writing. Thanks to many generous people look how far we've come!

As of today we have 3 classroom buildings. Upper, lower and nursery. Classroom size is 60-80 students per grade with 2 teachers. Retention of teachers is always a serious concern. The wages we pay are not as high as those paid by the government & we do not have a retirement program. Our employees do participate in the Kenyan Social Security retirement program & COPE pays taxes into the program.

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With new government mandates on schools there are many changes we will have to make in 2023 and 2024 to keep our accreditation.  We are eliminating our junior secondary program and focusing on PP1 through Class 6. This is mainly due to the new expensive government requirements for running a private junior secondary school and lack of funding to accomplish all of the demands. We hope to strengthen our primary school program and then slowly meet all the requirements and reopen our junior secondary school in the future.


Our teachers are expected to uphold the values of COPE in their day to day role. They teach our students about grace, mercy, respect, and responsibility. Many of the teachers volunteer to come in early and leave late to be available to students who need help. In addition, many of our teachers come in on the weekends to play soccer with our students and COPE house children. 


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“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

                                                                                        Proverbs 22:6

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