Oct 8, 2018

We're Getting There - a Bit Slower Than Usual...

Entrance to the Dining Hall
Entrance to the Dining Hall

AMAZING is the only way to describe how quickly and efficiently the dining hall is being built. We were hoping that it could have been completed by the end of October so that we would be able to help serve the first meals there during our annual visit, but it wasn't meant to be. From lack of funding and not wanting to go into debt, we have decided on a construction pause until some funds have accumulated. Sometimes you just have to wait for the best things in life...

Most importantly, the foundation has been completed and once the roof is up the rest will go quickly. Our goal now is to have it finished latest by January 2, 2019 when the new school year begins in Kenya. Where there's a will there's a way - and we certainly have the will!

We would like to thank you for your kind donations. Even the smallest donation is a step towards completion.

Asante sana - thank you so much!

The Foundation is Set
The Foundation is Set
Front View
Front View
Oct 8, 2018

The dining hall is taking shape - but very slowly

The Dining Hall Entrance
The Dining Hall Entrance

AMAZING is the only way to describe how quickly and efficiently the dining hall is being built. We were hoping that it could have been completed by the end of October so that we would be able to help serve the first meals there during our annual visit, but it wasn't meant to be. From lack of funding and not wanting to go into debt, we have decided on a construction pause until some funds have accumulated. Sometimes you just have to wait for the best things in life...

Most importantly, the foundation has been completed and once the roof is up the rest will go quickly. Our goal now is to have it finished latest by January 2, 2019 when the new school year begins in Kenya. Where there's a will there's a way - and we certainly have the will!

We would like to thank you for your kind donations. Even the smallest donation is a step towards completion.

Asante sana - thank you so much!

Front view
Front view
Front View Close UP
Front View Close UP
Aug 30, 2018

The Last Term of the School Year has Begun

Handmade Pencil Cases Filled with Love and Care
Handmade Pencil Cases Filled with Love and Care

443 Live and Learn in Kenya International Children and Youths are beginning their last term of the school year this week. 233 girls and 210 are bursting and ready to begin learning again after the break. We presently have 241 children attending our own Live and Learn in Kenya School in Nakuru - ranging from day care class to 5th grade. The remaining 202 children and youths are attending partnering local school, colleges, trade schools and universities. We are very proud of our children because we know that they are doing their best to break away from the vicious circle of poverty through education.

As the last term of the year begins, we are already preparing for the children who will be graduating from our preschool class and beginning their school career at the Live and Learn in Kenya School in January 2019. The school year ends on October 26, 2018 and their graduation ceremony will take place on November 3, 2018 with pomp and ceremony during our annual visit to Kenya. They will receive graduation  presents, a "Zuckertüte" - which is a German tradition for children starting 1st grade. It is a large paper cone filled with sweets and small toys and school materials. They will also receive their new pencil cases and school bags - all set for the future!

We will also be welcoming 30 new little 3-year olds into our school along with their parents into the Live and Learn in Kenya Community in November. They will be our future Day Care children and will be taught the basics in a fun and happy way. Our trained day care teacher will teach them games and songs and little dances. We will be needing 30 new sponsors for these children as of November 2018.

Our work is as never-ending as our joy and pride of being able to guide these children along the path of eduation into a brighter future - with your help!

Asante sana - thank you so much!

Our 5th Grade Girl Scouts
Our 5th Grade Girl Scouts

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