The Hovinais Trust outreach started in April 2013 as a result of a personal contact between Flora Kiriambati in Arusha, Tanzania, and several members of Aberfeldy Parish Church who knew her recently deceased husband, Clemence.
Aberfeldy Parish Church sets to work
Saddled with significant debts, homelessness and the prospect of the newly opened secondary school closing, a charitable trust was formed in Scotland with its trustees all being members of APC. The aim was to try to provide sufficient support to enable Flora, the Headmistress, to hopefully succeed in making this Christian foundation, catering for the poorest section of an impoverished society, viable.
Over £150,000 has been raised
The school is flourishing on a new site and with new buildings all paid for by the trust. The school is now self-supporting and has its own Board of Trustees in Arusha. The trust continues to help in funding two scholars from Acacia Maasai village, which has water tanks paid for and supplied through Healing Rooms Scotland and Aberfeldy Parish Church.
The work of the official trust has been discontinued as the objectives of the founders have been more than exceeded, thanks to the generosity and support of so many people, not least the members of APC. God’s hand has been writ large throughout the whole venture.