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Sep 3, 2019

A new school term begins - meals too!

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During the month of August the children at the Live and Learn in Kenya Education Center - including the program's children from partnering schools enjoyed meals and activities except for a week vacation for the staff - and then a few days that the government pronounced it forbidden because of the government-run census. The new term has begun and so have the daily meals. It is practically a daily challenge to raise the funds for daily meals for 455 children 6 days a week!

For this reason, we are truly so appreciative of your wonderfully generous donations. We are constantly looking for new ways to raise funds and are very thankful for any great ideas and / or support. So please let us know what you think - and how we can creatively raise funds for meals for the children. Sometimes a little idea has a huge impact!

Asante sana- thank you so much!

Aug 8, 2019

NEXT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - THE KINDERGARTEN

Temporary Pre-School Classroom
Temporary Pre-School Classroom

It is so important to start young! Two years ago we began accepting registrations for 3-year-old children for nursery school classes and 5-year-old children for kindergarten classes. We still had classrooms that had been built ahead of time in the Live and Learn in Kenya Elementary School so there was room enough for the 30 nursery school children and 30 kindergarten children at the school. The 30 pre-school children had to make do with a temporary old iron-sheet construction classroom. But we cannot have two classes in constructions like this and the 6th graders will have to move into their 7th-grade classroom in January 2020 (which is being used for the nursery school class now...)

So we have to get busy raising funds for the nursery school children and get that classroom built SOON!

We are depending on your kind donations to make this happen and appreciate every donation - large or small. Every cent adds up to a classroom!

 

Asante sana - Thank you so much for your kind support.

Have a lovely summer.

Kindergarten Construction Site
Kindergarten Construction Site
Aug 2, 2019

Thank you for supporting this construction!

The children, staff, and parents at the Live and Learn in Kenya Education Center are so thrilled with their new dining / multi-purpose hall! The sturdy construction of the huge hall with its tiled floor, bright and clean walls and the furniture that is being built piece by piece for it gives the children a sense of really being "normal" and not just some forgotten slum kids. And that's the way life should be. No child should be put in a situation where they feel that they are no more than animals begging for food. In this clean and hygienic atmosphere, the children are able to eat their wholesome and delicious meals and fruit and drink fresh milk - and even celebrate birthdays with cake or sweets or ice cream!

The groups of mamas who take turns cooking the meals for hundreds of children every day, six days a week are so motivated and happy. The clean and hygienic kitchen that is attached to the dining hall is a meeting place for the mamas who sing and talk as they happily cook the meals and serve them to the children.

At the end of the hall is a nice big stage where the children are able to perform the songs and dances that they have learned and where workshops and discussions are held for both children and parents. Adorning the wall behind the stage is a huge and original painting by the very popular French artist Patrick Moya. The Live and Learn in Kenya International project is very close to Moya's heart and he gladly created the painting for the children with his famous and well-loved characters.

Asante sana- thank you so much for your brilliant support.

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