NYAKONGO EDUCATION CENTRE (NEC)
P.O. BOX 106-40303, RANGWE, KENYA
I am humbled to take this wonderful opportunity to sincerely thank you for your continued support of this project (Educating 80 Girls and Orphans in Kenya) over the past two years. Your kindness and generosity has enabled to reach and even surpass our initial objectives. We have made tremendous strides in improving the lives of orphans and girls in our community, and as it is evident, the living standards of the community members as a whole.
Your contribution to our project through Global Giving has resulted in a transformation of our educational system for girls and orphans and the community at large. We see this as a new beginning and believe more progress is possible if we all remain together and continue to work in the same unwavering spirit. Wagire community is ready to make a change in its young generation. This means a future full of promise and hope. Our wish is that these benefits reaped as a result of relentless toil of a small community like Wagire could be emulated elsewhere in neighboring communities
The initial project objectives have been fully achieved. Below is a report on our progress on follow up objectives:
On 31st December last year, we held a successful graduation ceremony which saw 32 pupils graduate to class one from pre-unit. Among them were 20 girls. All of them had attained the school pass mark (see photo).
We also opened three new classes; class two, three and class four. We are conducting interviews for new pupils for class three and four which is currently ongoing.
We have employed three new teachers with p1 training beginning this term to take care of the additional classes and the added number of pupils (see photo). In addition, one of our pre-unit teachers with only ECD (Early Childhood Education) training will undergo training to upgrade to P1 (Diploma) starting in March/April 2012.
In line with the increased enrollment of pupils, we have increased facilities as follows:
We have built 30 new desks for the pupils
We have made two new blackboards for the new classes
We have purchased 20 new plastic seats for the library to cater for increased usage
We have plans underway to do minor repair work on the library. We intend to have larger windows and improve on ventilation and lighting to make the reading area more homely.
As part of expanded usage of the library, we are putting up structures to enable us avail electronic media to the users. This will include use of 5 computers to access internet and audio and visual media devices.
We have also commissioned the fencing of the school compound. This will take form of a live fence reinforced with barbed wire. This follows the successful demarcation of the half acre piece of land on which the school lies.
We got quotation for our electricity connection from Kenya Power. We have made a down payment to that effect and we expect to be connected to the grid in the next three months. This will enable us to have electricity power for 24 hours a day, and given that we have an already functional solar power system, our usage will be low.
Your contributions have made an enormous positive impact on our community. We are energized to continue improving life for our children, especially the girls and orphans.
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