It won't be long and the 8th classroom at the Live and Learn in Kenya Primary School will be completed and ready for the children to move in and start learning! The walls are up - the roof is up - windows are in as well as the doors. Now the rest of the exterior needs to be finished - and then we can begin with the interior. We're still deciding on happy colors for the walls. Desks and chairs are being made. We are also working on having a wall built all around the Live and Learn in Kenya Education Center. It is being built side for side. The construction company is even donating the work - we only need to pay for the materials. Now all we have to do is get it all paid for...
We are hoping that the children will be able to move into the classroom by the end of May or the beginning of June. That would give them two months in the new classrooms before the one month school break in August begins. The new school year begins in January - so everything will be perfect by then. If we're lucky the courtyard will also be finished by then so that mud and dust will not be carried into the classrooms.
It is such a joy to see the construction photos and how your wonderfully generous donations are really making an impact on the lives of these children. I can only say Asante sana - thank you so very much!
Over the top and on the way to the finish line... Funding is still needed.
By Debra aka Brique Zeiner | Chairwoman
Over The Top - The Roof is Up
Who would have believed that the construction of an entire classroom and an office could be so far along in just 1 1/2 months?! This construction company should be given a trophy! When this (7th) classroom is finished by the end of the February our tiny tots will be moving into their new classroom and starting a long and pleasant journey into literacy and a bright future.
The walls are up - the roof is up - the ceiling is being put in - even the windows are in place. It is amazing what can be done when sufficient funds are provided. These classrooms are not just rooms in a building - they are the objects of bright and promising futures to the thousands of children who will be sitting in them now and for many years to come - and learning for the future.
Your donations make the difference between the vicious circle of poverty - and breaking out of it into a future of literacy, hope, strength and pride.
We are all helping underprivileged children to learn to walk tall - and know that they have a lot to be proud of.
They are our future! They are the future parents who will make sure that their own children are educated. Your donations aren't just for now. They are helping to build a school that will last for many, many years to come.
Our 7th classroom at the Live and Learn in Kenya Education Center in Nakuru, Kenyais growing and growing - and you donations are making a world of difference! Just a month ago this corner of the property was just barren land and now the roof is going up. It is truly amazing to see how quickly a sturdy construction can be built in such a short period of time if the funding is available. This classroom is scheduled to be completed by the end of February. That means that the children having their classes in a make-shift classroom - which is more like a big shed than a classroom - can move into the new classroom and begin learning! Because half of the offices - teachers' rooms - will be completed as well, our tiny little tots will be able to begin Day Care as the classroom that served as an office until now will be renovated immediately. We will need furniture for both classrooms - and mattresses for our little ones for their afternoon naps. It is difficult to fathom the idea that little 3 - 4 year old children are hungry and sleeping on a dirt floor of a hut or shack in the slums. We are so happy to be changing this situation for 30 little boys and girls.
Join us in making a difference! After this classroom is built, the 8th and last classroom of the elementary school will be built - hopefully immediately after this one is completed. But we need a lot of help from caring - sharing people who will make it happen!
HARAMBEE is the Swahili word for "Joining hands and working together for a common goal".
Let's join hands!
Building the 7th Classroom
Building Around the Corner
Happy to Be Going to School and Eating a Warm Meal
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