Project #7543

Help Build a Green Community Center in Kenya!

by Kenya Connect
Jul 25, 2011

Volunteers from the U.S. Help Prepare the Land!

Tom planting a tree on KC
Tom planting a tree on KC's property

Dear Friends of Kenya Connect!

We are thrilled to announce that a 1/4 of an acre of land was purchased close to the center of Wamunyu and a Kenya Connect team of volunteers from St. John's Parish Day School and Episcopal Church (Ellicott City, MD) and Southern Middle School In Lothian, MD visited in June to continue work on the project!  The volunteers measured the property and worked with Kenya Connect Field Director, James Musyoka, to begin initial plans for the design and placement of the building.

In addition, the team planted 14 trees on the perimeter of the property and local craftsmen began work digging holes for the property fence and creating the fence posts.  The visiting team also heard great excitement from the teachers, parents, and students of the Kenya Connect partner schools about the new center.  As the team saw, there are very few books, magazines and other resources in the schools and towns and virtually no computers.  The villagers are deeply appreciative of the work of Kenya Connect and our many donors who are making this project a reality!

The team also carried over books that students in Mount View Middle School in Marriottsville, MD created to teach about science and environmental issues including the topics of recycling, clean water, and pollution.  These books will be included in the Green Community Center's collection!

We are anticipated breaking ground in the next couple of months! We look forward to sending you photos of the ground breaking and updating you on this project!

Once again, accept our deepest thanks for helping to transform the community of Wamunyu, Kenya!

More planting!
More planting!
Measuring the Land for Building Placement
Measuring the Land for Building Placement
Preparing the Fence Posts
Preparing the Fence Posts
Material to Create the Fence Posts
Material to Create the Fence Posts
Laura Digging Holes!
Laura Digging Holes!
Imagine Having Books Available for these Friends!
Imagine Having Books Available for these Friends!
These Friends are excited about new books!
These Friends are excited about new books!

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Kenya Connect

Location: Silver Spring, MD - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Kenya Connect
Project Leader:
Tim Gregory
Silver Spring, MD United States

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