In 2008 we began in a small mud hut that doubled as a church on Sundays and a school throughout the week. With 30 apprehensive students, 2 faith filled teachers and one fabulous cook, we launched our small beginnings of a school. It quickly became evident that in order for these children from such impoverished families to thrive, we needed to provided food for them. So we introduced a feeding program, providing two meals a day which we still continue to provide. To find out more about our unique feeding program, please check out “Yogo Farms” under our Agriculture page.
Today in 2019, that same school now boasts 6 permanent buildings on three compounds and growing. We have 298 committed students, 13 dedicated and gifted teachers, three outstanding cooks in addition to 10 trusted staff members.
All of our teachers are fully trained and certified, holding various levels of degrees and diplomas according to the National Standard. In order to maintain a level of excellence that we promote in our schools, we will not exceed a student count of 35 pupils per teacher per class. This affords our students an exceptional learning environment in which to thrive and excel.
We are thrilled to report that 2018 marked the first year that Yogo Glory Centre Academy became a complete Primary School, reaching to class 8. Since qualifying in 2014 with focused vision and committed efforts from students and teachers alike, Yogo Glory Centre boasts of a three year track record for first place position in Mwer zonal exams, competing against 29 other schools in the region.
In 2018 our class eight competed for the first time across the County of Siaya in which we took first place beating 44 other schools! We are so proud of all of them!!
This year our class seven students competed in the joint exams. We are excited to report that Yogo Glory Centre Academy took first place and Seje Glory Centre Academy took second place, amongst the 30 schools competing! It was an exceptional year to rejoice together!
As a learning institution we expose our children to many diverse experiences to encourage them to dream big. Each year we carefully plan both educational and fun filled, engaging field trips. We also celebrate our Pre-Unit graduates each year with a special ceremony, toting gowns and caps to commemorate this special achievement. Many students entering the school system have no language development in English and some have no Swahili skills either. So graduating into class one where they must have a solid foundation in both languages is a monumental accomplishment that we believe in celebrating. This also gives them a taste of what it will be like when they graduate into Secondary School, putting a beacon before them to reach towards.
Due to the diversity of projects we are involved in this also exposes our students with opportunities to interact with guests from many nations. Our unique sponsorship program also promotes diverse and multicultural relationships and developments as we share and learn together.
Through our CBO we have been instrumental in bringing electricity into Yogo village with the main transformer located on our school compound. Therefore each of our school units have electricity and our main compound proudly houses a computer lab for our students and teachers alike.
Also through our CBO we have brought certified, clean drinking water through a fully cased well that not only supplies water for our students but much of the Yogo community and remarkably, even irrigates some of our farms. Clean drinking water is assessable directly on our school compound and at two other water points in the area.
We currently have an active transportation program, giving students who live farther away an alternative to walking. At the start of 2019 we were able to purchase a brand new school bus in addition to the van that we already have in place. This has been a tremendous blessing to many students that would not have been able to attend otherwise.
Yogo Glory Centre Academy is nestled in the village of Alego, Kalkada in the heart of Siaya County.
Our school motto:
No gain without pain; planting the mustard seed.
To plant the seed of hope in children for a brighter tomorrow through a holistic education program.
Our school vision:
To be the bridge that joins a child’s dream to reality.
Our core values:
Christ based biblical foundation, integrity, team work, hard work, excellence, morality.
Our school has a conducive learning environment for both academic and co-curriculum activities. We provide two meals a day and currently adhere to the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) as we phase out the 844 Curriculum in alignment with the Nation Standard.