Trent College has a long and generous tradition in charitable giving. We are proud of the great work and the large amounts raised by pupils, staff and parents.
COMMITMENT TO HELPING OTHERS
The principal charities supported by the schools are Operation Orphan, the Canaan Trust and our Kenya Partnership. Numerous fundraising activities have been organised for these charities and some others that are near to the heart of others in our community. We also support nationally organised charity events such as Children in Need, Sports and Comic Relief.
Chapel services regularly raise awareness of worthy causes and help our pupils become responsible and caring citizens. Of particular note are our Harvest Thanksgiving and Remembrance Services, whilst the retiring collection taken at the Carol Services in December is also donated in aid of our named charities.
KENYAN SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
Trent College has a partnership with two schools in the village of Thika, 30 miles from Nairobi called Gowan Mount View Academy and Nyacaba Primary School. We believe that everyone has a right to education, but unfortunately there are still many who do not get full access to one. The aim of our partnership is to support two schools that are less fortunate than ours and raise funds for necessities such as desks and chairs. More ambitious projects such as building a kitchen and classrooms, improving the outdoor environment and providing computers have also been undertaken. Every two years a group of staff and students have the opportunity to visit the school to further cement the partnership.