Tapadany Christian Academy
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 one teacher. 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.
The current ratio of textbook to student is 1:6 for the Upper Primary & 1:20 in the Lower.