Tom Pollard


About Tom Pollard

Tom was a Project Worker in 2012, and is the Summer 2016 Project Manager in Kakamega.


School Visits Over the Years – Change and Continuity (Part 1: Change)

Along with ensuring the safety of our Project Workers (PWs), school visits are amongst the most important things that the Summer Team do. They are an essential part of our model, ensuring that every year we have a great group of partner schools with whom to work; schools that will keep the Project Workers safe, and work hand in hand with them to improve the quality of education for their students. First off, a 90 […]


Ematsuli and Emanyinya: The Partnership beyond Project Workers

On Thursday evening the Kakamega Summer Team hosted the principals and deputy principals of Ematsuli and Emanyinya at an EPAfrica Friends Evening at Sheywe Guesthouse. While both schools graduated from our programme in 2015, we were very fortunate to have their respective deputy heads, Josephat and Douglas, attend our annual Head Teachers Conference. Over the course of the day, the pair played an integral role taking a lead in discussions and demonstrating to our new […]


Experiencing the Kakamega culture and Second Week Meeting

Here is PW Rosie Bishop’s take on the past weekend!   On Friday night all the PWs travelled back to the central house in Kakamega for our second week meeting. The evening provided a great opportunity to catch up and relax together (along with our house puppy) before we started training early on Saturday morning- much to everyone’s delight.   We started our first session with an exercise in which we all drew our schools and annotated […]


Kakamega Head Teachers’ Conference

Our first week training culminated in an extremely successful Head Teachers’ Conference (HTC) on Friday.  Members of staff from all seven of our 2016 partner schools and two deputy head teachers from graduate schools Emanyinya and Ematsuli joined us for the day. Following close on the tail of a very enjoyable school visit with the PWs on Thursday, the HTC was a further opportunity for them to learn more about the schools we work with, […]