Mustard Seed are providing quality education and a feeding programme to 275 poor children in a deprived area of Mombasa. It has completed the ground floor of its own building and is currently building six classrooms on the upper storey. Half the children are in a rented building but when this is completed all children will be in the same building saving 500 per month. We also have a school nurse providing preventative care to our children and the local community.
Children aged 6 -14 can attend the government school in a class of 100 or more but all resources and uniform must be paid for by the parents. There is no free education for children under 6. Those who can afford a little for their children to be educated, pay unqualified teachers who are working without resources in difficult conditions. Many children do not attend school and are malnourished.
Mustard Seed Project provides poor children with quality education from committed, qualified teachers with good resources in classes of 25. There is a feeding programme of both early morning porridge and a balanced lunch-time meal. The number of children is growing by 25 per year with each new intake. We currently have 250 children 125 in a rented building and 125 our new school which is still under construction. When completed it will help ensure sustainability for the future.
Our school will provide the poor with high quality education which will enable them to get good grades in their KCPE and go to secondary school. The healthy diet and the healthcare they receive enables them to take full advantage of this education. Our completed school will additionally provide a hall, library and computer suite for use by the whole community out of school hours. This school will change the lives of our children, their family's life and the lives of others in the community.