Welcome to Tirrim Christian Schools

Christian schools for children of camel nomads.

Welcome to Tirrim Christian Schools

Christian schools for children of camel nomads.

Welcome to Tirrim Christian Schools

Christian schools for children of camel nomads.

Landing in Nairobi, Kenya, a first-time visitor is often surprised to find a modern bustling city.  Beautifully designed buildings, shopping malls, eateries galore, Uber taxis, and streets crowded with bikes, buses, trucks, Mercedes …. the works.

Where are the jungles?  Snakes?  Tigers?  Is this really Africa?

Jump on a small 6-seater plane and fly north to a village called Korr.  Korr is in the heart of the Rendille people group.   When you land on the dirt airstrip, you know you’re in Africa.  No tigers – no jungle – but a desert.  You see colorfully dressed warriors strutting through the little town.  Heavily beaded women carry babies or loads of grain or water on their backs as they head back to their villages. Old men sit under the trees playing rock games or discussing grazing areas and politics.   Camels, sheep and goats are at the nearby wells.  It’s hot, windy, dusty and you wonder how anyone survives in such an environment.

The Rendille are among several marginalized groups in Kenya – even the citified Kenyans are unaware of how some of their fellow countrymen live.  Yet the Rendille are people who enjoy life, like to laugh, love their families, and also struggle with their difficult poverty- stricken lifestyle.  They live where it’s impossible to grow food.  They are nomadic, living off camel’s milk and their sheep and goats.  No cows, except special times of year on rare visits.

Many Rendille are illiterate, and up until 2009 there was not one high school in Rendille land.
Tirrim Secondary School was the first high school that provided an opportunity for Rendille to move ahead in life.

In 1980 AIC church began the nursery school, 2004 Tirrim primary and 2009 Tirrim secondary. These led to the primary schools (elementary) which grew to over 200 students.  Following the natural flow of events, the high school began.

In 2017 the Tirrim Group of Schools now consists of several nursery classes, 1 main primary school, another branch primary school, and a high school.  Currently there are a total of 640 students.

For the first time in the history of this tribe, children have the opportunity to learn at quality schools.  They have a chance to move ahead in life and bring up the standard of living for their families that they care deeply about.

Most importantly, these schools are Christian schools – under the Africa Inland Church, Korr.  Education is provided with God’s word playing a central role in the purpose and plan.  Not only is it important to have a better life on earth, but it is worlds better to have God as a part of this life and also to ensure that eternity will be spent with the Creator of the universe.

Mlango Ni Wazi

Welcome to Tirrim Group of Schools in Korr.