Our school was recently inspected by the local registration department for renewal of our license. Though they noted that our septic system had been destroyed by the Kenyan road comission, they will have no choice but to deny renewal if we do not comply with regulations. Currently we have over 120 children in our two schools with one of the highest performance rates in the entire county.
The holes for both septics have been dug, but the cost of the tanks alone is $7,400. Replacing the toilets and boy's bath house will add thousands, and that is without even considering the cost of running water from the well to the buildings. In addition there needs to be handwashing stations on the dining hall and schools.
When our team visited in September, the road comission agreed to dig the holes for the septics, but no more. We have no recourse than to fund them ourselves, or face serious consequences.
This home and school is one of the finest for orphans in all of Homa Bay. Most schools are operating without a license in the area, but we pride ourselves in caring properly for our children and providing them with the best care and education possible as well as complying with local regulations. If this school were to close, our kids would lose the chance for a good education, and as a result,face a difficult future. The children have no where else to go, no family to return to as orphans. We are their home, and their hope.
Please help us help them.
watching our land be destroyed
one of our team members with his entourage