Build a School for 400 Children on Idjwi Island


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A Tragedy

By a male, under 16 years old, in Mt Elgon District, Kenya
Map of A TRAGEDY In our community in Mt Elgon District there once existed a tribal fight among ourselves. The community fought over land and chasing away members of their own community, the people had no place to stay. As a result the people had no food to eat their property was lost and at some extent people lost their lives. People starved and due to the insecurity in thee region the government tried and take charge on the people who were inciting others and bring out the problem. It successfully accomplished its goal of cracking down the tribalistic war. After all had cooled down the people were the one who had a problem. Their children had no where to attend their schooling. Teachers who were unable to attend the students in their education centers. Fortunately the Kenya Redcross stepped in and sorted out the whole issue by providing relief food to the community and building up for the people new place for shelter and supporting the government in providing security. Read more.
Related to project keywords: community building, children attend, building new, support, result

School Pupils

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of SCHOOL PUPILS the primary school pupil had now turned into movie addicts and at times,they would leave home for school only to end up in cinema halls.As a parent,i was also affected because my son was now the worst of all.there was a time when he didn't go to school for a whole month though he left home with school uniform.when the news came to me,i was absolutely shocked and when i went to school to confirm the headteacher told me it was true.I tried to enquire from my son but he was hard to give and answer and so i resulted into beating him up and when he saw i would not give up on him until he told me the truth ,he opened up and told the headmaster and i the truth.he even reveled that he was not the only one and we decided to get deep into the one day we abruptly got into about ten of cinema halls in town in the company of the district commissioner,district education office,area chief,area education officer and some few parents and what we found out shocking,most of people there were school children who had stolen many from their parents just to come and watch movies in this cinema halls.After this one day surprise investigation and visit to cinema halls ,a meeting of district executives was called and a directive issued to close all cinema halls in town.from that every moment things changed,performance improved and schools became strict on pupils. Read more.
Related to project keywords: school children, resulted, meeting, close, primary school


By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Insecurity Our school compound has been misused on several occasions.It was used as a grazing area,a place where people played unprofitable games and also where rested anyhow.Our classes were being used for different purposes. Our school administration complained on several occasions about the loss of school property due to theft or so sthey assumed.(Muriyala primary school) Western Water an Sanitation Forum came to our aid,the NGO organised people to build a birbed wire fence all around the school and offered keys and padlocks to be used in locking the classroom doors.Above all they installed a gate and employed a watchman for us now are sure our school is protected. Read more.
Related to project keywords: installed, doors, classroom, due, place

Saved At An Hour Of Need

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of SAVED AT AN HOUR OF NEED I am Harriet Shipimilu currently undertaking Accounts in Lihembe college. I have been delivered from a true dungeon of dispair where all the laws and the constitution had the blue print of failure. This was a result of losing both my parents. I had to stagger on in life until 2005 when a home called by name Kakamega Orphans Care Center truely cared and it was my turn this time. I had to pinch myself to confirm that i was not dreaming as it was far too good to be true that this home would support me, accomodate me and get me to school. Propelled by this i have been driven to work extremely hard until after qualifying my exams i am now in college. I have no words to appriciate this commited Home but pray that God opens even more doors for them to continue supporting the needy. Read more.
Related to project keywords: delivered, doors, support, home, time

Solar System

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of SOLAR SYSTEM I had just finished my house and everything was in place except for one thing , electricity.though the house was beautiful and amazing,when it was nightfall things were absolutely different.too much darkness engulfed the huge mansion that i had just built and for once this poised a great threat to me because of increased robbery in the area and the amount of money i daily spent to ensure that the whole mansion of eighteen bedroom was glowing with light. one day a friend of mine who was visiting noticed this problem and asked me why i had no electricity in the house.i explained to him about the expenses of bringing the electricity which was two kilometer away to my home with no one on the community ready to he gave me another alternative of buying a combination of solar systems that would offer an amount of watts to will provide lights to the entire mansion.yeah that was a good idea and so i bought about four solar panels and connected everything in the house and this became the end of darkness and dullness in the house.because after charging the solar the entire day it would provide enough watts to provide light in the whole mansion and even i used to operate my television radios and even for cooking as i waited for the electricity to arrive. Read more.
Related to project keywords: eighteen, spent, just, two, place

Access To Education A A Human Right

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Lugari, Kenya
Map of Access to education a a human right NAbalyo Primary School was in the interior and many people and villagers thought that the school will take time to emerge from their lack of school facilities. The school had only one teacher from the ministry of education, only one latrine mad walled and two mad walled classes. When the organization known as save the children Finland did a rapid needs assessment, they found out the struggling community in accessing education they came in handy and constructed four latrines, and a water tank and one permanent classroom. The child right personnel in the organization also gave support to unfinished classes and provided non-sheet to roof their two classes. The school hed now good facilities and many students in the area were happy because of the assistance. Read more.
Related to project keywords: roof, classroom, primary school, two, provided

Education In Turkana

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Turkana, Kenya
Map of EDUCATION IN TURKANA Turkana district was a very back- ward community. The adults did not realise the importance of education hence no emphasis was put on their children to take up lessons. Instead ther was spent on their cultural activities eg. taking care of livestock. I was exceptional and had different view of life. I had been born in Turkana and partly raised by my grandparents but my father who worked in Nairobi and lived with my mother a Kikuyu had ensured that when i had become of age, he had sent me to a boarding school. Taking my studies seriously, i had pursed a bachelor of education and had graduated. I had to declare to see development in my rural home ans was determined to make a change. However many odds were against me. I wanted to give education to the children in the village but didn't have the neccesary equipment and cash to do so. Luckily the government through the MP was able to put up classrooms and post a few more teachers and as the head teacher i was able to guide and motivate all the road to success. We now have students who have enrolled for studies and are seriously trying to brighten their future through education. Read more.
Related to project keywords: children village, raised, spent, different, sent

Improving Namalenga Dam For Small Scale-farmers.

31-45 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of Improving Namalenga Dam for small scale-farmers. Food Insecurity has been experienced in the entire community of Khungungu village. Unexpected and prolonged drought has contributed to poor yields and poor quality agricultural products. The Local Community organisation has tried to mobilize resources to have an alternative for food security. There has been a dam that was constructed in 1950th under the colonial rule that could be rehabilitated for provision of water for irrigation. Through the Local Community Organisation, the efforts was made to visit the Ministry of Special programmes to provide assistance. The organisation and the ministry agreed to have awareness meeting to mobilize resources for which the special ministries were identified to help in the surveys, estimates, implimentation and management. the construction was started but due to lack of sufficient funds, the project has stalled although 3 protected springs are serving the community with water. The community anticipate to improve agricultural production, increased income and good health and marketing. If the project shall be completed. Read more.
Related to project keywords: sufficient, provide, small, efforts, construction
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Project Leader

David Folds

Washington, DC United States

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