1000 Voices for Hope - Mahiga Hope High

 
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1000 Voices for Hope - Mahiga Hope High

1000 Voices for Hope - Mahiga Hope High
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Willie, Lyle, Martie and Emily

Willie, Lyle, Martie and Emily
Special thanks to Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, and Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of The Dixie Chicks (and their new band Court Yard Hounds). They are the first donors to 1000 Voices for Hope - the first four members of the choir. "Right and wrong is not that hard," Willie says in One Peace at a time. "You know what to do. It's what you choose to do." (view small | med | large | orig)

Nobelity Project Computer Lab

Nobelity Project Computer Lab
One of our primary school improvements that have led to Mahiga Primary School making tremendous advancement to the top-rated school in a large district of 172 schools. (view small | med | large | orig)

Computer Class - One Laptop Per Child

Computer Class - One Laptop Per Child
The primary school computer lab has 17 OLPC laptops. The new computer lab at the high school will have OLPC's and full-sized laptops for use by students and teachers, providing access to information and an expanded world view through the internet. Computer literacy is a key ingredient for employment and higher education. (view small | med | large | orig)

The RainWater Court

The RainWater Court
Winner of the Nike Foundation's International design competition, the GameChangers Award, the Rainwater Court provides purified drinking water for the school as well as a multi-sport court, outdoor classroom, performance space and even a movie theatre. Funding of The RainWater Court is provided by The Nike Foundation with construction oversight by Architecture for Humanity, a big addition to the classrooms and science labs funded by 1000 Voices for Hope. (view small | med | large | orig)

Architects at Mahiga Hope High

Architects at Mahiga Hope High
Archtecture For Humanity founder Cameron Sinclair with our Kenyan architectural team and our community project manager, Joseph Mutongu. This was the site visit when the project was awarded the international GameChangers Award. (view small | med | large | orig)

Hi-5!

Hi-5!
I can't help but love these kids. When we cut the ribbon on the new high school, I hope we'll have new school uniforms for them too. It's cold on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, too cold for ragged sweaters. (view small | med | large | orig)

Our First Ninth Grade Textbooks

Our First Ninth Grade Textbooks
While we're planning and building the high school, the first 9th grade class is using an extra classroom from the primary school. Here are some of their new text books, in English and Swahili. Chemistry, Physics and Biology are important parts of the high school curriculum in Kenya. The school will also have a library with 2,000 volumes serving pre-school through high school and adult literacy classes. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mahiga Girls Sing!

Mahiga Girls Sing!
Mahiga Girls sing at the ribbon-cutting for our water system and computer lab at Mahiga Primary School. Join the Choir! Donate $100 and be one of 1000 Voices of Hope. Our first donors - the first members of the choir - are Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and Martie Maguire of The Dixie Chicks! (view small | med | large | orig)

New Ball!

New Ball!
While I was shooting One Peace at a Time, I took new soccer balls to countless schools. The balls are a big hit, but it didn't take me long to learn that they needed dictionaries more. And textbooks. And basic school supplies. The motto at Mahiga Primary School is "Hard Work Pays". The kids do work hard, but that work pays off better when it's done in suitable conditions. And THEN you can enjoy football even more. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Project Leader

Turk Pipkin

Austin, TX United States

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Map of 1000 Voices for Hope - Mahiga Hope High