About us

About .

The Yellow Rose was registered in August 2019 with two Directors myself and a wonderful friend named Dorien Irving.

We began fundraising with the help of Emma Shaw, Jenny McKenzie, Lucy Shaw, Jack and many more.

Jack became a big supporter of the Yellow Rose and even raised £1000 on a sponsored walk.

Jack will be joining Emma, Jenny and Lucy on a trip to Mombasa in 2022 to visit the school and meet everyone.

The fourth member of the main team is Jared Ochieng who originally helped develop the first school in 2016 then due to work commitments had to move on but still support the school by contributing money for the feeding of the children whilst they are in school.

Jared states “that all children most have breakfast and a good meal at lunch as if the stomach is empty the brain can not concentrate and this is very important to learn”.

Due to the unfortunate devastation COVID19 left we had to look for a new building for the school and Jared found the perfect site and developed it to accommodate all children and wheelchair accessible.

Lastly but not least is an amazing young man Salim, he was the first child to be supported and attended school with his sister Fatama who also had a friend to pay her fees. Salim’s smile is infectious and my heart melts every  time I go to visit him. Salim mother is a single mum so on one of my visits I helped her to begin a small business so she could support her family. UPDATE – due to relocation of the school the new school has so far only four classrooms(two more in process of been built) so the decision was made to have classes from nursery to 10 years old. This meant Fatama had to change schools but her fees are still supported by Yellow Rose supporter. Saliam even though was  having school inclusion he was not benefiting as we have not found a suitable specialised teacher yet , he still has his place in school but at present Yellow Rose is supporting him and his family at home. We are working on recruiting a teacher.

Our Team .
Jared Ochieng

Jared is the main contact for the school.

He supported the Yellow Rose to find a new school and completes all the ground work for us 

Carolyn Palmer

The founder of the Yellow Rose

You can read her story on the website

She supports with making the decisions and making sure the Yellow Rose runs smoothly

Dorien Irving

A marvellous lady who supports the Yellow Rose with design, advertising and publicity.

She is also one of the decision makers for the Yellow Rose


Jack is an amazing young guy who supports the Yellow Rose in fund raising.

He has a diagnosis of autism but has never let that stop him in achieving in life