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Mar 25, 2016

Springing into spring with a new classroom construction!

Thankful for a wonderful meal
Thankful for a wonderful meal

Kind donations make a world of a difference - and we are seeing the difference that they are making on a daily level! The three classrooms that are in use since the beginning of the Kenyan school year in January 2016 are the perfect environments for our pupils. They are metamorphosing from poverty-stricken hungry tots living in desolation, into some of the top pupils in the region with a grade level of up to 499 out of 500 points. All of our elementary school pupils have above average grade levels - and we are striding for even higher goals. How is this possible? Through donations that make excellent education a right instead of a luxury!

The next classroom construction begins in April 2016. This classroom must be completed and furnished by November so that it can be officially opened to the public - and to the upcoming 4th grade. This means that we really need those donations coming in as soon as possible.

In the meantime - the children are enjoying nutritious breakfasts and warm and tasty lunches, playing games and swinging on swings during their breaks - just like kids are supposed to be able to do all around the world. And so many of you have made this possible! Please keep us in mind - and tell your friends. Every donation – large or small – makes a difference!

Our school motto is: Education is the Key to the Future - and you are helping to hold the key!

We are conducting book drives in order to have classroom libraries. We are in desperate need of good books for kindergarten through 4th grade and for elementary school teachers in English.

Books can be sent directly to the Live and Learn in Kenya Education Center:

Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l

P.O. Box 17208

20100 Nakuru - Kenya

Construction site for the 4th grade classroom
Construction site for the 4th grade classroom
Break time - play time on the new swings
Break time - play time on the new swings
A special meal of rice, vegetables, fruit and milk
A special meal of rice, vegetables, fruit and milk
Children during holiday tutoring - no uniforms!
Children during holiday tutoring - no uniforms!
Blueprints showing what still needs to be done
Blueprints showing what still needs to be done

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Dec 31, 2015

4 Classrooms Completed - Now on to the Next One!

The Live and Learn in Kenya Primary School
The Live and Learn in Kenya Primary School

We had a fabulous visit to the Live and Learn in Kenya Education Center in Nakuru, Kenya last November when we - a group of 10 LLK members and sponsors - were able to festively open the doors of the new classroom - you can see that in the link below. For the 3rd graders in the upcoming school year, which begins on January 4th, the classroom is a dream come true. I have never seen such high-quality classrooms anywhere else in Kenya. Running water, tiled floors, electricity, desks and chairs for ONLY 30 children in a classroom (as opposed to the public schools with up to 100 children in a class)  - what more could child's heart ask for? The teachers are as high-quality as the rest of the school and have proven it this past year by bringing the LLK Primary School to the 2nd best in the region of 35 public and private schools. We're aiming for number 1 this coming school year.  We're providing funds for high-quality teaching materials as well.

Four more elementary school classrooms still need to be built – along with the attached administration offices and teacher's staff room. We are hoping for enough donations to be able to start construction for the 5th classroom in March or April 2016 so that it is completed by October. Our dream is to have the funds to build at least two classrooms this year.

When the 8 classrooms are completed we will begin the construction the three kindergarten classrooms, a dining hall and a kitchen will be the next two construction phases. We have a long way to go, but with the continuous and generous donations, we are well on our way to success.  Children who would have otherwise lived in the streets of Nakuru are now under the best pupils in the region - thanks to the generous donations. Please keep them coming!

With a donation of $1000 or more your chosen name or firm's name will be placed on a porcelain plaque on the wall outside of the classroom - and if the price of the classroom construction is donated - $22.000 - you can dedicate the classroom - and live (almost) forever!

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Children have all the reason in the world to smile
Children have all the reason in the world to smile
High-quality classrooms right outside of the slums
High-quality classrooms right outside of the slums
Happy children - full tummies - sharp minds!
Happy children - full tummies - sharp minds!
The LLK Primary School is a great place to be!
The LLK Primary School is a great place to be!
The children are proud of their school emblem.
The children are proud of their school emblem.

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Oct 28, 2015

Another classroom at the Live and Learn in Kenya Education Center is nearly completed

Raising the roof
Raising the roof

Yes, you did it again! Through the many generous donations, the construction of another classroom at the Live and Learn in Kenya Education Center in Nakuru, Kenya is nearly completed. The official opening ceremony is planned for November 7, 2015 when a group of volunteers and LLK board members will be visiting the Center. The 30 children who are presently attending kindergarten in a make-shift classroom will be delighted to move into the classroom which will be their own 1st grade classroom as of January 2016 - when the school year begins in Kenya. This is the 4th classroom to be completed within a year of construction work and is the beginning of phase 2.

 

Four more elementary school classrooms still need to be built – along with the attached administration rooms. When they are completed, the three kindergarten classrooms, a dining hall and a kitchen will be the next two construction phases. We have a long way to go, but with the continuous and generous donations, we are well on our way to success. But our success can already be seen in the outstanding grades that our children received this last term – ranking our school as the second best school in the 35-school region in Nakuru. In fact, from the top 10 second graders in the entire region, 7 of them are our pupils. This shows how quality education in a quality environment really makes a difference. Children who would have otherwise lived in the streets of Nakuru are now under the best pupils in the region.

 

If all goes well and the donations keep on coming in, we will be able to begin the next classroom construction in January or February 2016.

A very special way to leave a lasting mark is a classroom dedication. Through several donations this classroom is being dedicated to the memories of Klaus Kreuzeder, Robert Dobler, Dr. Christian Köster and Amira Turner – with special thanks to the donors who donated a significant amount. The beautiful dedication plaque made of fine porcelain was made and donated by Rosenthal GmbH and will be attached to the wall of the classroom.

 

By funding the entire costs for a classroom, you can name and dedicate a classroom and make a difference for many, many years to come.

Smiling girls during our weekly Kenya Heritage Day
Smiling girls during our weekly Kenya Heritage Day
Happy and not hungry. School lunch is always good.
Happy and not hungry. School lunch is always good.
Dedication Plaque 2015
Dedication Plaque 2015

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