Solar panel on top of building
“Wagire is bright.” Isaac Ngere, project leader and 2005 PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress scholar and University of Nairobi medical school student remarking on the first electrical lights installed in Wagire as a result of this GlobalGiving initiative.
This is our third report and I am happy to say that the project you are supporting is progressing well. The latest success is the installation of the solar panels. You can’t imagine the difference in the ability to see between the former school, where the walls were dark and there was no light to read by, and the new school building with reflective walls and now the interior lit by the solar powered lights. The children will be able to learn so much better under these new improved conditions! Many thanks to those of you who sponsored the school building.
For the library project, we are starting the refashioning of the room we chose to host the library by removing a partition and putting up bookshelves and furniture. This will take a week. We have identified the books that we will stock in the library and will purchase and send the books upcountry when the library is in place. Many thanks to you who sponsored the purchase of a library book! These books will make such a difference to the children and also adults!
I want to give you a personal insight into how your contribution has affected the girls and women in my village.
Daisy Anyango explains ''I started school late because my mother could not buy me books and uniform. I now have a beautiful uniform dress and new books. I can also read in the library, even at night. My mother has also gotten a job at the school, Nyakongo, so she can get money to buy food for me and my brother. When I grow up I want to be a lawyer.''
Mama Austin Ngere (parent) "This project is good for the people of Wagire. We will be able to get jobs so that we can earn a means to support our families. I have three small children and I am a widow. I am very grateful to you for the opportunity you have given all of us. The administration of school is very supportive and it listens to our needs. I get to work for money in school when I cannot afford to pay fees for my son. We get to be involved in all major decisions like deciding where our children go for educational tours. The project also gives us parents the opportunity of becoming a member of a group and participating in many projects."
As may be seen from the progress report and from the statements from those who are benefiting form the project, your donations have made an immediate positive impact and will be of lasting value to the orphans, girls, women and the entire community.
Until next time,
Building being renovated for library
Solar lighting in classroom