Time For School - An Amazing Opportunity
Once Upon A Time .......
there was a man living in rural Kenya who had a burning compassion for the many orphans within his community.
His dream was that each orphan would have the opportunity to go to school and receive an education, which would help them to reach their fullest potential and lift them out of the poverty into which they had been born. So, he constructed a mud building with a mud floor and a corrugated iron roof to serve as a school. Thus his dream was beginning to take shape.
The above story is a true one and because of the dream and sacrifice of one man, along with the support of his wife, in excess of 250 children now have access to an education they wouldn't otherwise get, because they are orphaned, or their families are too poor to pay for books, school uniform etc.
And Then Came The Rain And Washed The School Away ....
In March 2012, during the seasonal heavy rains, the mud school succumbed to the elements and was damaged beyond repair.
Since then, Kenya Thriving has funded the construction of a new school, built of brick with concrete floors. Students and staff are delighted with their bigger and better accommodation. No longer do some classes have to be conducted outside.
This project helps to provide teaching resources and stationery supplies for the students in addition to the building. The school still faces many challenges. They (along with the rest of the community) have no access to sanitation or electricity. The school itself lacks basic equipment such as desks and chairs, but the children are delighted to be able to learn and they apply themselves well to their studies.
They All Lived Happily Ever After....
...thanks to this initiative, which we are privileged to share in, many children are receiving a primary education, which will give them the start in life they deserve and the potential for a much brighter future.