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Nicolas Robinson School

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In cooperation with the TDVA, Rainbows4children started construction of the Nicolas Kindergarten in 2004, and in September 2005 it opened to 160 children, aged 4-6 years. It was extended in 2006 and now it has capacity for 240 children. Since then we have landscaped the gardens and built a play area and eating room so they have more space for learning.

  • 6 classrooms

  • 40 students per class

  • 50% boys, 50% girls

  • In  2020, 34% students are sponsored by Rainbows4children supporters

Kindergarten school in 2019

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In 2006, construction started on the Primary School. Over the next 4 years, the school and facilities were expanded to accomodate 640 students from grades 1-8 (ages 6-14). In addition a large library, IT training room,  music/meeting room, sports ground and eating room were all constructed. A computer room and laboratory are also provided.

  • 18 classrooms

  • 40 students per class

  • 50% boys, 50% girls

  • In  2020, 30% students are sponsored by Rainbows4children supporters

  • 100% success rate in grade 8 exams

Primary school in 2019

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Construction on the secondary school started in 2011, and in September 2012 the Secondary School opened with 75 grade 9 students, 36 of whom had graduated from our own Primary School. In 2019, the Secondary School has a total of 360 students in grades 9 to 12. Students benefit from best in class facilities including excellent science laboratories teaching practical science and can complete their primary and secondary education at the Nicolas Robinson School.

  • 12 classrooms

  • 30 students per class

  • 50% boys, 50% girls

  • In  2020, 32% students are sponsored by Rainbows4children supporters

  • Students from Grade 12 normally progress to university, private colleges or technical or vocational training.

Secondary school in 2019

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Equipment for the school is funded by donors and is supplied mainly by local businesses in Mekele and in Addis Ababa, including workshops where many people with disabilties are working. In 2010 we equipped the school classrooms and library with 22,000 books.

Primary school library

Successes:

The NRS is accredited by the Tigray Bureau of Education at level 4 (top possible score). The Nicolas College is accredited by the Tigray Regional Technical Vocational & Training Bureau (TVET) for level 1 courses in hospitality (entry level). The accreditation for the ICT training at the Nicolas College is pending, delayed by the onset of war. The NRS is a member of HALI Access sharing the vision to bring education to the most disadvantaged children on the continent. (https://www.haliaccess.org/),

This network helps schools who support disadvantaged children with top quality education in Africa.

University allocations by graduating year:

 

One student of the Class of 2017 was admitted at the United World College for the 2017-2019 school years. In May 2023, she will graduate from Macalester College in Minnesota, USA with a double major in Biology and Chemistry.

One student of the Class of 2019 was admitted at the United World College for the 2019-2021 school years. She is now studying at Trinity College, Connecticut.

One student of the Class of 2019 was admitted at African Leadership Academy. She is now studying at the University of Rochester, New York.

One student of the Class of 2020 was admitted at African Leadership Academy. She is now studying at the Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan.

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One of the modern science laboratories

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Some of our successful students

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