Since completing the construction of our library, the children have gotten involved in many fun and exciting projects. Some of these projects include raising crop which they make money off and learn about saving and investing. The library has also been stocked with books and games the children enjoy very much. They have also been taking part in art therapy, even helping decorate the exterior of the building. There is plenty happening for the children in this safe space, and we have also begun recruiting mentors, who so far have helped make the space an enriching one with art, teaching them games such as chess, singing, dance and reading.
The space has been of such great benefit to the children and their spirits that some of the parents have asked if we could turn it into a full time school. Our goal is to steadily build and improve this program so that someday we might be able to offer the community with what is wants and needs.
SEAM has provided the children with the opportunity to learn and experience things they would never have had the chance to, and to interact with individuals who will teach them values and skills they might never have had the chance to learn.
The children are full of gratitude for having SEAM created just for them.
More fun with games
Mar 4, 2019
By Simon Karanja - Project Leader
The SEAM project has begun construction on the library. In a few more weeks construction will be complete and we can start moving in books that the children
will have access to. Once construction on the library is complete, we plan on painting the initials of all the people who helped by donating on each of the bricks on the back wall, and have the children paint the rest of the walls. Then, if our budget allows,
add some solar power as a way of teaching the children about free green energy.
In the time being the children have continued with their programs which include reading, puzzles, tree planting and research on what each plant they grow is and does, storytelling and more.
Mentors have also started coming to the project site to hang out with the children and teach them new things.
Author: Simon Karanja
Title: Project Leader
Dec 3, 2018
The Next Steps For SEAM
By Simon Karanja - Project Leader
Weekend fun with books
Team members of the SEAM project are more than grateful for the help we have received in getting this far.
The project Leader had travelled to another city to complete some previous work but has now returned. All the funds raised during the accelerator phase have been received and are being planned for accordingly. We have currently identified a contractor who is both efficient and affordable to begin construction of the library.
We have also completed designs and identified all the materials that will be used in the construction of the first phase of the library. We have decided to start by putting up a structure worth $3,694 which our contractor has assured us will be possible. The remaining $1500 will be invested by our banker to help create an income stream for the library. This is something that has been discussed with several of the major donors, who have agreed to this plan.
Contributors have continued sending in study material for the children which is being collected and stored. Construction is hoped to begin mid-December, and will continue after the holidays.
In the mean time we are continuing with our outdoor reading and enviromental projects.