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Sep 8, 2020

Brick by Brick building a Dining Facility

Gasper in our partially constructed dining area
Gasper in our partially constructed dining area

Dear Friends,

There is a wise African Proverb that states, “If you want to go quickly, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.” With this in mind we continue to see progress on the construction of our dining hall due to our combined collective efforts.  Recently, we were again cited by the Ministry of Health. Although pleased with the ongoing construction, they advised us to place a temporary roof on our in-progress facility.  This would allow the students to gather, eat and enjoy their meals in a safer and healthier environment.  We quickly complied and received permission to continue our construction.    

Our dreams of building a dining facility continues at a slower rate, but we are making  progress nonetheless.  When we first dreamt of Ikirwa School we looked to the families in the surrounding villages to come together and help us physically build our classrooms. But it is your generous financial support that buys the materials with which we are building this dining hall and library complex.  

Completion of this building is key to the financially sustainable future of our school community. Please continue to help us make our dining facility a reality.  

 

Ahsante sana,

Rose Hogan

Community members helping with dining tables
Community members helping with dining tables
Jun 29, 2020

Education Opens Doors to our Future

Gasper bringing work to one of our students
Gasper bringing work to one of our students

Dear Friends

 

We are happy to report that our students have returned to school and are resuming their studies on campus.  We are overjoyed, to say the least, with the thought of our classrooms, once again, being filled with discussions, laughter and most importantly learning. The silence on campus for the past two months has been overwhelmingly sad.   

Our staff has done an incredible job of maintaining contact with all of our families to ensure that emotional supports were in place in case they were necessary and that learning continued throughout our Covid closure.  Parents came to school weekly to pick up learning materials and to return those that had been completed. For those families that were unable to make it to school, our staff brought the materials back and forth to them.  Our teachers worked feverishly to make sure they were corrected and comments were made to support the academic advancement of each student.  

The National Exams for our class 7 students will now take place in October and our class 4 students will take their exams in November. We will continue to make sure they receive the best education available and strive to make sure that they will again score in the top 1% in the nation.  We would be remiss if we didn’t mention our younger children. They are like sponges. They soak up all that they learn and in turn raise the bar on their education.  They badgered their parents daily about returning to school, begging for the constancy and structure of the classroom. It is with your continued support that we are able to continually create and supplement our curriculum to provide extraordinary educational experiences for our children.  

We continue to look forward to hosting your visits and sharing our classrooms and learning experiences with you.  Our Facebook page and Instagram are updated regularly so you can watch our achievements and adventures in learning.  

Stay safe and healthy.  Ahsante Sana for your continued support of our wonderful students.

Rose Hogan

Follow us on Facebook at Ikirwa School Project

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Mr. Mapigano bringing work to one of our students
Mr. Mapigano bringing work to one of our students
Our supportive parent body exchanging school work
Our supportive parent body exchanging school work
Jun 22, 2020

Education is the Key to a Bright Future

Two of our bright sponsored students
Two of our bright sponsored students

Dear Friends

We are happy to report that our students will be returning to school at the end of June and resuming their studies on campus.  We are overjoyed, to say the least, with the thought of our classrooms, once again, being filled with discussions, laughter and, most importantly, learning. The silence on campus for the past two months has been overwhelmingly sad.   

Our staff has done an incredible job of maintaining contact with all of our families to ensure that emotional supports were in place in case they were necessary and that learning continued throughout the Covid closure.  Parents came to school weekly to pick up learning materials and to return those that had been completed. For those families who were unable to make it to school, our staff delivered and picked up materials at their homes.  Our teachers worked feverishly to make sure they were corrected and comments were made to support the academic advancement of each student.  

The National Exams for our class 7 students will now take place in October and our class 4 students will take their exams in November. We will continue to make sure they receive the best education available and strive to make sure that they will again score in the top percentile for the nation. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention our younger children. They are like sponges.  They soak up all that they learn and in turn raise the bar on their education.  They badgered their parents daily about returning to school, begging for the constancy and structure of the classroom.  It is with your continued support that we are able to continually create and supplement our curriculum to provide extraordinary educational experiences for those children.  

We continue to look forward to hosting your visits and sharing our classrooms and learning experiences with you.  Our Facebook page and Instagram are updated regularly so you can watch our achievements and adventures in learning.  

Stay safe and healthy.  Ahsante Sana for your continued support of our wonderful students.

Rose Hogan

Follow us on Facebook at Ikirwa School Project

Follow us on Instragram@ikirwa.school

Parents exchanging distance learning work
Parents exchanging distance learning work
Enthusiastic primary students
Enthusiastic primary students
 
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