Safe Housing for Kenyan School Girls

Jan 23, 2014

In Progress and Growing

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

Sep 18, 2013

The Building is Progressing with Help from Friends

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


Jun 21, 2013

Coming along!

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

Feb 20, 2013

We are almost there.....

Dear friends,

Thank you for your past donation in helping to build a girls dormitory for Pathfinder Academy in Kenya. We are delighted that recently we recieved a donation from Google and Jolkona that will take us closer to our goal of building the girls dormitory. The dormitory now has a foundation and we are so grateful to you for your generosity in helping us make this much needed "safe home" a reality. We will post photos as the walls go up. 

Thanks again for your help in getting this much needed help to the girls at Pathfinder Academy.

Best wishes,


Village Volunteers

Nov 23, 2012

Building in 2013

Thank you for your support in helping to build a girls dormitory for Pathfinder Academy. Young girls walk many miles to school and often in dangerous situations. Building a dormitory will keep them safe and allow them more time with their studies.

We have not started building since we do not have the funding necessary yet. We will be breaking ground in 2013. The architectural plans for the dormitory are drawn up, the land cleared and we are excited that we may have a donor who will match funds raised.

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. 


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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