A CONCERT in Milford Haven will be raising money for an African primary school project set up by a local woman.

Roko 20 Academy is a primary school providing free education for orphans and children from extremely poor backgrounds.

Situated in a rural area in the Central Highlands of Kenya, it was set up in January 2014 by 52-year-old Neyland woman, Tracey Neale-Ferraira, who used her life savings to build the school.

Opening with just six pupils, today 68 children regularly attend the school, and there are now 11 pupils on the 'waiting list' for the nursery.

Tracey continues to fund the running of the school by returning to work in the UK for several months a year, saving enough money to fund a term each time.

She also relies on the support of her friends and family to keep the school running.

Tracey and her co-patron Job Macharia work with two local organisations, KENWA (Kenyan Women with Aids) and Murang'a Rescue Centre (an orphanage for abandoned and neglected children).

There is also an ongoing rabbit project which assists families of the children to receive an income. Crops have been planted to encourage self-sufficiency and the school has a cow and chickens.

The current priority is to build two new classrooms and a new kitchen at the school, facilities which will be vital for the continued progress and development of the school.

A concert to raise essential funds for the project is being held on Friday, April 24, at North Road Baptist Church, Milford Haven, starting 7.30pm.

Ladies Neyland Choir and Soloists plus special guest, James Marjoram will be singing popular songs and refreshments are included in the ticket price of £5.

Any donations will also be welcomed.