Help Build a Trade School for Youth in Rural Kenya

 
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Sep 29, 2014

Official opening of the Trade School

Children performing during the opening
Children performing during the opening

The trade school was officially opened and commissioned on the 26th Sept 2014!  It was a great day and we had 400 adults and 300 children during this celebration.  The even was colourful and the guest of honour was the Deputy High Commissioner of Australia to Kenya.

We have started with the following courses: Fashion and Design, Masonry, Carpentry and Joinery, Plumbing and Computer Skills.  We have 10 sewing machines, some carpentry tools and masonry tools.  We still don't have computers but the classroom is ready.  We already have 5 students who are doing Fashion and Design and we are looking forward to having more as we have just opened.

We are hoping to support the orphans who never made it to high school because of lack of school fees and are at home.  The trade school is not only giving skills but will give counseling to the youth who have lost hope in their lives.  We are looking forward to the construction of boarding facilities and more workshops to help us get students from other communities.

We wouldn't have come this far without your efforts and commitments.  We sincerely thank you all for making this happen.  We have no words to express the joy but know that you have done a wonderful job towards the Lurale Hill County Polytechnic.  We are looking forward to chainging lives of the youth especially the orphans and vulnerable.

The fees per year is $250 per student and we are requesting that you share with friends to enable us to cater for the orphaned youth.  Kindly share on your social pages, churches, groups and clubs to expand our donor family.

Once again thank you so much for your commitment and sacrifice towards this huge achievement.

Flag raising during opening
Flag raising during opening
Fashion Design class
Fashion Design class
Jun 30, 2014

Empowering youth with skills and change their lives

Front view of the polytechnic classrooms
Front view of the polytechnic classrooms

First and foremost I take this opportunity to thank all who have enabled us to purchase land and build the two classrooms and the two workshops.  These classrooms and workshops will serve dressmaking and tailoring, carpentry, computer and hairdressing students. These are the four training skills we will be starting with. The students are from the community and others will be from the children home.

In our communities most rarely join high school and its not because they dont want but they cant afford to pay school fees. This has seen many of them wasted and end up involving themselves in bad habbits that affect the whole community. We have several cases of early pregnancies in girls and this has also seen most of their lives wasted and are not unable to even take care of their children. We believe that if we can offer the skills to all these vulnerable youth, their lives will change for better. They will be able to start their own small businesses and even get employed. As Tumaini polytechnic is growing we will also have job opportunities for them will make a huge difference in their lives.

We could not have achieved this facility without our donors, they have shown their commitment and and sacrifice which we highly appreciate. Tumaini family is expanding and many lives are changing for better. We believe we have all united to change the world for better and thank you so much for being part of this wonderful family.

We still have a lot to do on the land, building more classrooms and workshops, boarding facilities, staff houses and library. It is in this regard that I would like to encourage you to continue sharing with others about Tumaini. Through this our network will grow and this will be achieved. Please take your time to share About Tumaini on your social pages, churches and clubs to expand our donor family.

Feel free to communicate back, comment and ask any questions. Thank you

The back view of the classrooms and workshops
The back view of the classrooms and workshops
More land for polytechnic
More land for polytechnic

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Rosalie Benitez

Chair, Board of Directors
Malava, Kenya

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