We are thrilled to report that construction began on the Kenya Connect Learning Resource Center! The St. John's Team from Ellicott City, Maryland and the Kenya Connect staff broke ground on January 11, 2012 and began digging the foundation with Field Director James Musyoka and the Kenya Connect team in Wamunyu. The U.S. group was thrilled to see the water tank fully in place, piped water to the site, a fence and gate around the property and the pit latrine almost fully constructed.
The community of Wamunyu is very excited with the progress of the project and are eagerly anticipating the opening of the center. While the U.S. team visited the Wamunyu ABC Primary School, the Head Teacher presented Field Director James Musyoka with a gift of a soap-stone carving for the new center. The teachers and students are excited that they will have access to computers and the internet and books and magazines. As Nelson Mandela stated, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." The Learning Resource Center will provide educational materials and resources to open the world to the children and community of Wamunyu
The Kenya Connect team continues to be deeply appreciative of your support of the project. We are still raising funds to complete and fully equip the building. In the meantime, we will be sending regular updates as the project progresses!
Asante Sana for your support!
White Washing the Front Gate
Breaking the Foundation Ground
Digging of the Foundation Continues
The Foundation Gets Deeper