Safe Housing for Kenyan School Girls

The shell of the girls dormitory
The shell of the girls dormitory

Dear Donor,

Thank you for donating in the past and thank you to those who have decided to subscribe. We have been trying to finish the dormitory that ended up being bigger than we had originally budgeted for when the need was so apparent. We were able to get a Google match through employees voting to help fund the project and that gave us the ability to get a good running start. You have been generous in your donations to keep the building project moving along. 

With so few new donations, and my reports being less than exciting, I will need to close this account and try to get funding in other ways.

Our committment is to see this project to the end and we thank you for your involvement.

Thank you,


Village Volunteers


Dear Donors,

Thank you for donating in the past. While we have not raised as much as we had hoped, we did get a boost from Google employees and a match from Google.  Your donations are helping us finish the building and buy the beds and furnishings. We are working on the bathrooms and putting in the window.

The building is larger than we had first planned because of the need. When its done, it will be a safe haven for girls to live while going to school. Walking long distances after a long day at school has proven to be very difficult. Having the girls close to school allows them to study and to never encounter the dangers of a long walk home. 

We are grateful for those of you who continue to see the need and continue to put faith in this project.

Thank you!

Shana Greene

Village Volunteers

girls dormitory progress
girls dormitory progress

Dear Donor,

Thank you for your support in contructing a girls dormitory at Pathfinder Academy. We did get a Google grant but the building still needs funds to finish.

With your help, we have all of the windows and doors made and ready to be installed. All of the windows are metallic without metal grills  for safety concerns as advised by the Minstry of Educaiton. All of the rooms are framed and ready for plastering. The roof trusses are almost done too. We bought natural building stone blocks for the construction of the septic tank and water tanks that will be placed near the dormitory for washrooms for the girls. Funds are still needed for roofing sheets and plastering materials.

When this project is done, the girls will be safe and sound at school.

Thank you for your support.

Best wishes,

Shana Greene, Executive Director

Village Volunteers

Dear Donor

The construction of the dormitory at Pathfinder Academy is going on well and will be ready for use  as soon as we have enough funds to complete it. Thank you to everyone who is making this project possible!

Once completed, the boarding facility will afford students from diverse backgrounds to learn to cohabitate and help truant students to change their habits for the better. The construction of the dormitory is handy, because the school has had to convert two classrooms into a dormitory for the boys and dining for girls.

The students have joined the building crew by helping bring bricks from the kiln to the construction site. The toilet section is complete and we are finishing all the walls as we prepareto get started on the roof.

Once we have the funds will put in an order for iron sheets and buy sand for plastering the building.

 Best regards,

Joshua Machinga, Director, Common Ground for Africa



Thank you so much for the past donations for the Pathfinder Academy Girls Dormitory. The girls dormitory is slowly coming along as funding comes in. We are anxious to have it completed by September to house all of the girls who will be soon staying at the school as opposed to be walking long distances in sometimes very harsh conditions. The morale is up as the girls who come to school see the progress and look forward to feeling safe and sound in a dormitory where they don't worry and can study.

Thank you for being a part of this wonderful project and especially those people who have chosen to subscribe. That montly amount means bricks and cement towards completion.

Warmest regards,


Shana Greene
Executive Director

Village Volunteers
5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98118

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Shana greene

Seattle, WA United States

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