Feb 2014


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While she was teaching at Esegiri Primary School in Baringo, Naomi Ndung’u watched helplessly as local business people misused a mentally challenged young man.

The young man would be asked to off-load a whole lorry of timber offcuts as people watched.

His pay? “A plate of githeri,” says Ms Ndung’u

She was helpless though, she says.

In the eyes of everyone else, the mentally challenged man was fit for the job.

After all, he was being paid for his job.

So when Ms Ndungu was transferred to Gogar Primary School in Rongai, Nakuru County, she felt a sigh of relief……….

Read complete article in the Daily Nation about Naomi Feb 2014

A film by Sammy Purcell – Volunteer VGT

Sammy Purcell spent time as a Volunteer on the VGT projects. He has shot this video in the Gogar playground using drones.   Amazing!!

VGT Fundraiser

This short film was made to encourage people to come to the Vanessa Grant Trust dinner which is held in Bronte bi-annually.

Vanessa Grant Trust fundraiser

Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school


An extraordinary story of courage by a Masaii woman who was determined to get an education




This article was written in commemoration of Vanessa in 2007. It was published through the Wesleyan Magazine. Wesley was the college at Sydney University that Vanessa attended for four years.



Awarding of the Vanessa Grant Medal


First Kingsford family trip to the VGGS

In January 2016, Vanessa’s father, David Kingsford, and two sisters, Nicky and Deb, visited the VGGS for the first time. It was an incredibly moving day as the girls at the VGGS had organised an assembly so that David and Nicky might address the school. A university medal that was awarded to Vanessa Grant posthumously was being presented at this ceremony.

“How Africa can keep rising”

Ted talk ”African growth is a trend, not a fluke, says economist and former Finance Minister of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. In this refreshingly candid and straightforward talk, Okonjo-Iweala describes the positive progress on the continent and outlines eight challenges African nations still need to address in order to create a better future”