During a stay at the Maasai Mara, Richard Long visited the Mara Rianda Primary School. At the school he met headmaster Lawrence Bosire who proudly showed him around. The school had over 300 pupils and the facilities provided to the pupils were very basic. In some rooms there were four pupils to a desk. All the text books were falling apart but were cherished by those using them.
Richard asked the headmaster what the school needed. He looked at him, pondered and then said, "If you mean by a miracle we need chalk, white chalk, coloured chalk, pens, pencils, rulers, exercise books ...... ", and so he went on. His simple request shocked Richard: "Chalk would be a miracle". Those words became a byeline for fund raising to support the school.
The Charity supports the Mara Rianda Primary School and local community. It has amongst numerous other things, provided the provision of fresh water to two schools, built a classroom block of five classrooms, installed 20 toilets and funded the secondary education for over 30 students. None of this could have been achieved without the enormous support of our sponsors.
Below is the video of an interview taken with one of the students who was supported by the Mara Rianda Charitable Trust. The support she received was for her to complete her Secondary Education.