Kids4Kenya

1. To proactively support the mission and objectives of African Promise in the advancement of education in primary and pre-primary schools in Kenya 2. To develop programs, outreach initiatives and events geared to fund raising and the propagation of African Promise 3. To attain or surpass our fundraising objectives and create a long term sustainable support process for African Promise both at a financial and organizational level
Jul 11, 2011

Progress at Kisimenyi

Kisimenyi June2011
Kisimenyi June2011

Work 'proper' has finally started at Kisimenyi after long delays due to the amount of time it has taken to get building aggregates on site and to complete preliminary work such as making 30,000 bricks. Updated project photos are available at - http://www.flickr.com/photos/africanpromise/sets/72157627061875574/ .

The latest photos (taken by African Promise on site project manager Denis just a few days ago) show that the foundation trenches for the first phase of builds have been dug. Concreting and wall building is now underway – so hopefully it won’t be too long until the buildings rise from the ground!

Elsewhere, African Promise has completed the walls for the eco-kitchen at Kiteghe - http://www.flickr.com/photos/africanpromise/sets/72157624215668943/ - and begun work on a staffroom/office block at Bungule - http://www.flickr.com/photos/africanpromise/sets/72157624215640075/

 Also, the first batch of new style classroom furniture has been delivered to Jora (to class 1 & 8) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/africanpromise/5829255931/in/photostream - 

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Apr 25, 2011

Kisimenyi Breaks Ground

Kisimenyi before......
Kisimenyi before......

Kisimenyi Primary School... Kisimenyi Primary School is a few miles from our original cluster of schools.The headmaster, Amon, was transferred here from Jora Primary School at the start of 2010 and shortly afterwards invited us to visit. We were shocked by what we found. Though the village itself is very small, the school serves well over 550 pupils.However the facilities are wholly inadequate to serve this number of children.There are just nine tiny classrooms - all on the brink of collapse. A severe lack of latrines forces children to go in the bush and there is no water supply.  Plans for the future Passing by Kisimenyi during a recent trip to Kenya our founder was asked by a child at the school, "When are you coming to our school?" We have answered the plea of that boy, the school and the wider village community with a promise to help them rebuild their school. Together we have put together an started work on an ambitious o rebuild an entirely new school at Kisimenyi, including: 

twelve primary classrooms with furniture

furnished and stocked library

dedicated nursery school with playground and furniture

staffroom and office block

rainwater harvesting capabilities

modern sanitation facilities

energy-saving kitchen, and kitchen garden 

Total projected cost = $240,000 

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Jan 27, 2011

An Exciting Project for 2011...................

Kisimenyi 2011
Kisimenyi 2011

A new year brings a new school and a new promise for Kids4Kenya and African Promise

In March, work will start work on rebuilding Kisimenyi Primary School - the sixth school - for the immediate benefit of the 550 children it serves now and many hundreds more for years to come.

On a visit to the school early in 2010, at the invitation of the head teacher Amon Mwandoe (the head at Jora at the time of my very first project there in 2006/07), Charles Coldman, the founder of African Promise, was left shocked by what he saw. More recently, passing through the village, a young pupil shouted: "When are you coming to our school?". We have answered the plea of that boy, the school and the wider village community with a promise to help them rebuild their school. 

It will be an extensive and ambitious project but one that, with your help, we can make a reality and we are appealing to you and the rest of our community of supporters to help raise $60,000 in 2011 to go towards funding the project, and our work in our original five schools. 

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