Excellent news from Athi school! Following on from a visit earlier in the year, of a professional volunteer (physiotherapist) and the project co-ordinator, we have had news that great progress has been madetowards the completion of the school dining hall. The project, which had been initiated by HATW volunteers in response to a request from the school, had been awaiting completion for some time.
The Local MP on a visit to the school campus agreed that progress was needed, and presented a cheque from the community development fund which has allowed for the connection of electricity and water, as well as other steps forward.
The school has been waiting on water for years in order to connect up the washing facilities and toilets which had been built into the dormitory building (another HATW project), but lacked the funds to make this happen. It is such good news to hear that at last the children will have access to a more regular water supply!
HATW has also been able to forward funds to buy a modern Jiko ( cooker) which will be installed in the kitchen off the dining hall, as well as some money towards plates and porridge jugs for the children’s use.
The next visit will be that of another professional volunteer – again a physiotherapist, who will stay at the school for 3 months from November. We are also hoping to be able to equip a treatment room, so that the disabled children in the school can have access to regular therapy on site; this room would also provide a place for health checks to be held.
We are always looking for professional volunteers who can spend time supporting the school – ideally, special needs teaching staff, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. If you want to find out more, or volunteer, please contact HATW at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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