Education Commission of Friends Church Donholm (FCD)
i. The Education Commission shall be responsible for the initiation and supervision of Education of Children, youth and adults.
ii. It shall be responsible for Sunday schools, days schools, friends youth, vacation Bible schools, clubs, camping and retreats and church library.
iii. It shall also co-ordinate Church education ministries, to avoid overlap and conflict either in schedule or personnel, and provide leadership training.
iv. It shall appoint personnel in these ministries and nominate to Friends Church Donholm Meeting the officer to be in charge of Sunday school.
v. It shall select suitable curricula for all educational activities, using approved Nairobi Yearly Meetings programmes.
vi. It shall recommend improvements in physical facilities and equipment.
vii. It shall make sure that Quakers beliefs are understood and taught.
viii. It shall provide for nursery care and children’s worship.
ix. It shall encourage the Youth of the Church to attend a Quaker School or College in order to maintain a consistent Christian witness.
x. It shall promote individual and church support for the schools sponsored by Friends Church Donholm Meeting.
xi. It shall encourage members to participate in local school organisations.
xii. It shall encourage the growth of Quaker University Education in Kenya and elsewhere.
Friends School Donholm
The school is managed and run by Friends Church Donholm and housed at the church compound was started in the year 2003 as a pre-school with 10 students, two teachers and one subordinate staff. Since then; the school has grown tremendously and now has 65 students, 8 teachers (and 2 subordinate staff.
We hope that in the next 2 years the school will be able to sit for its 1st Kenya national examination. Plans are at an advanced stage for the school to be registered by the government.
The curriculum taught in the school is drawn from the Ministry of Education noting that being a Christian school, Christian Education is mandatory.
Some of the students in the school come from disadvantaged families who struggle raising the minimal fee we charge to sustain the school.
The school also runs a feeding programme that ensures every student gets lunch from the compound during their learning days.
We also organize for an annual school trip/tour to expose the students to see some of the things they learn in class.
We have a strong sense of community with parishioners. People and children of all ages.There are encouraged to learn about their own faith and the role of the church in our community. We will carefully select, support and train.
As faithful followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we Quakers are committed to the godly task of
carrying out all the work that Jesus Christ started and committed only to His Church.