The Leisure Rondwe Jalaram Girls Secondary School is our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative which focuses on giving the Girl Child better education and a chance in life to succeed and excel. Kwale County has probably the lowest number of Girls education beyond primary school in the Country.
The establishment of the school was driven by the need to start a centre of academic excellence in the south coast region that caters for bright girls from needy backgrounds. And was built by Kantaria Family through Leisure Lodges to uplift the lives of girls who were in dire need of education. The school offers quality and affordable secondary school education to girls who cannot afford to pay school fees charged in public secondary schools. Girls in that area are traditionally married off at an early age, without schooling of any kind. As a result the level of women’s literacy is the lowest in the country.
The main objective behind starting the school therefore was not only to uplift the girl child education in Kwale County but also empowering the womenfolk of the community, so as to break away from the common cycle of poverty that is rampant and has affected a bigger population of the County. The school started in the year 2012.
Forty students were admitted in its maiden year and it has maintained a teacher student ratio of 1:35. Leisure Rondwe Jalaram Girls Sec. School and is registered with the ministry of education.
The school draws its student population from the four sub- counties of Kwale County namely Matuga, Lungalunga, Msambweni and Kinango.
The School has a modern administration block, tuition block with 7 classes recently built by the Ray of Sunshine Charity Group in memory of Jay Kantaria and an ablution block, all belonging to Leisure Lodges Ltd.
The school is registered as a private institution and runs under a trust managed by a board of trustees, and is fully supported by donors.
The Chairman of the trust is Mr. John Mutua (a renowned hotelier), whose passion for education drove him to establish Leisure Rondwe Jalaram Girls School.
As Corporate Social Responsibility, Leisure Lodges fully supports the school, by providing accommodation and meals to the students at no cost. Another valuable and selfless donor is Jalaram Mandir, which gives the school financial support to cover monthly salaries.
Other donors include :-
- Mr. Billu Vadera who donated a Green House and irrigation system to grow vegetables, which is used by the school and surplus sold for sustainability.
- Elgon Kenya donated seeds for the nursery.
- Rotary Club of Coventry through Mr. Ashwin Kanabar
- Scottish Masonic Lodge donated laboratory equipment
- Mediratta family of Botswana donated computers
- Tausi Assurance Limited donated text books
- Sanitary towels for a whole year donated by Prime Bank
- Today donation will be used to complete the laboratory, so that the girls can adequately compete with their counterparts in other schools.
- Rotary International
- Royal Bank of Canada