Ark Quest

The Ark Quest Trust supports the work of Ark Quest Education Centre in rural Kenya, a private Christian school established by Calvine Ominde in his home village of Mahanga.

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Our Vision

To support Calvine’s vision through partnership, prayer and finance.

To provide support to enable Ark Quest Education Centre to reach its goal of self-sustainability.

Our History

In 2008, Calvine Ominde started a feeding programme for eight children in his village. Over the next three years, Calvine, and his friends, Peter Ndichu and Shem Kuyah, all university lecturers, were able to develop a school, which was eventually established on land made available by Calvine’s father. The first school building was erected with help from a team from Bethlehem College. It consisted of nine rooms constructed from eucalyptus pole and mud bricks, with corrugated iron roofs. More recently, the first three rooms of a permanent sixteen room school, were completed.

Education Centre

Ark Quest Education Centre provides education (Kindergarten through to Year 8) and two meals a day for approximately 130 students. It is a private school that receives no government funding. Students are charged fees, but the reality is that many cannot afford to pay, so the school is constantly battling to pay its way.

Research shows that education is the key to ending poverty. Sadly, many who complete their primary education, are unable to afford to continue to secondary schools.

There are plans for further development of the school and also for community development that will improve the lives of many in their district, and are well on their way to achieving this goal.

At present, 26 people are employed in a number of roles: teachers, guards, cooks and agricultural and horticultural workers. Potential income producing projects include: raising chickens, a dairy cow herd and horticulture.

Major Needs


At present, teachers earn less than their counterparts in the government run schools.


Many graduates from Ark Quest Education Centre require scholarships in order to attend secondary school.


Students share textbooks and stationery. There is always a need for more school supplies.

Support Ark Quest

We guarantee that 100% of your donation will go to Ark Quest Education Centre projects. All expenses of the trust are met by the trustees.

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