Within 22 months we have completed the Library project, the greenhouse and we are workinng on our third project, Livestock production. We hope to complete the livestock shed within the next 4months. We are feeding the children with fresh spinach, kale, cabbage, tomatoes, onions and bell pepper. We are greatful for your support to help Upendo support 145 Orphans in Kenya. You made it possibe this far.
We will be officially lauching Upendo in June 2022. We will be breaking the ground for the the trade school at the same time. Currently we are going through county approvals for the plan attached. Once we have the approval we hope to continue raising funds for the building of the first and second within the next two years. The estimated budget for the two year project is $150,000.
Since our 5k fundraiser, we have completed two projects: solar installation and Libary/resource center.
The trade school is a long term project( 3-7 years) which requires additional land for the classrooms, and a structural building before we can get the permit to operate. Although these are obstacle for now, we have completed 90% of the Library and resource center in a way that we can start offering online classes virtually. In the next 3 months we hope to have 15 desk tops computers shipped in kenya.This will enable us to teach 10-15 students per session. We are seeking different providers that can offer online course from USA virtually.
We relocated the intial site of the container(library) to accomodate the other projects in the 1/2 acre of land. We installed solar that will be used for the Library and resource center, trade shool and farming for the greenhouse.
In the next six months our goal is to ge the permits for building the trade school. The one year goal(2022) is to continue fundraising and build the first 4-8 classes.
We have 145 children we supporting. As soon as we complete labelling of the books, the children will have the ability to access books including other orphanages and school in the area.
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