Founded in 2005, the doors of IEFT’s first school, Orkeeswa Secondary opened in 2008. The school began in a church room with a chalk board nailed to the wall. There was a small group of dedicated students, one teacher and one volunteer with a mission.
Today, Orkeeswa Secondary is thriving. The first class of students are entering their Form Five (11th grade) year, the school boasts 162 students, top regional performance scores on National Exams, a livestock and garden program, micro-finance loans for qualifying students as well as the pillars that have marked Orkeeswa from the outset - a rigorous and holistic approach to teaching.