Good News  April 2019

We returned from a very successful trip to Kenya in April This year we travelled with 2 Rotarian friends Gill and Bob. This year we did 4 sessions of eye testing  on over 190 people and gave away nearly 200 pairs of  recycled spectacles. Rosemary  and Gill took one group of 25  girls, teaching them how to make washable reusable sanitary wear. This was in a local Secondary school where 3 of our former students were attending. Each girl were thrilled to go home with a rucksack, flannel, bags to put in clean and soiled items and a full kit plus what they had made. All these items had been made or donated by sponsors in the UK and USA. We were pleased to receive thanks from the headmistress who said we were an inspiration to her girls.

After the sad situation of the demolition of 1 of our Nursery classrooms in order to widen the road,  we can inform you that, as expected,  the road is going no where near the classroom destroyed and the church has not had to remove its porch. We have however started to adapt the 2 remaining classrooms into accomodation blocks for the older boys who board. This will avoid the school paying rent and a new toilet, washroom and well have been built. The whole site has now been fenced. see photo.

Thanks to the amazing generosity of many friends and sponsors a new 3 classroom Nursery opened in September last year on the Primary site. This was able to be done thanks to a parent of a child at KAG School who sold the school some land at a very good price which gave enough room for the Nursery to be built.

It is looking very good with a tiled floor and new desks thanks to Horbury and Ossett Rotary Club. 

The government in Kenya has just introduced a new curriculum in Nursery Schools and has said that no formal teaching should be done until Kindergarten 1 and 2. The youngest class should just play. This seemed strange to the Kenyan teachers but they were very fortunate because Gill is a consultant teacher in the UK specialising in Early learning and she was able to give expert advice. We tried to move the teachers away from the TV and get the children to learn through play. We all went shopping in Mombasa to buy what we could to help. Gill with our help set up play stations in the classroom. She set up sand, water, paint, play dough, jigsaw and games, skittles stations and we had taken out a hopscotch some balls bean bags and skipping ropes. Unfortunately the quality of toys in Kenya was poor , chinese plastic and will not last long we will have to take out better quality next year. To complete the play facilities a sponsor had donated money for some swings a roundabout and a slide to be built while we were there in Ukunda and they were delivered before we came home.

 The Old Nursery

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Demolished Classroom            Remaining classrooms adapted for Accomodation     Classroom adapted awaiting beds  because of the split level a bar is put so the house      

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New Accomodation finished

The Nursery School

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New Nursery                                                    Sand Station                                                                 Play Dough Station                                              Water

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Jigsaws                             Animal dominoes             Come and Count                                 Come and Paint                                         Come and play Skittles

 

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 Come and play with lego                                                              Come and play Hopscotch                               Slide                           Roundabout and swings

 Eye Testing

In Gazi                                                                           In School

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Days for Girls

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Material and bags we took out                 Explanation by Gill and Rosemary

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Girls pinning and tacking                                                                                                                                              Gill and Elizabeth machining

 

 

New in 2019 see for details in relevant sections.

Library completed with 2500 books awaiting a promise of 1000 new children's books from Book Aid UK 

Orphanage Workshop being Built and some tools bought

New Nursery  School

WHO WE ARE

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 We are a small group of people who have formed a registered charity to help others to achieve the things which we take for granted, education for our children, a healthy environment and the opportunity to get on in life.

 Rosemary and Jim, Mike and Dilys, the founders of the charity live in the village of Emley in West Yorkshire.

 Our work is concentrated in Msambweni a small town south of Mombasa on the Kenyan coast of Africa.

 The aims of our charity are :-

To advance education of school children by funding educational resources, buildings, furniture and equipment.  

 To advance education and training of disadvantaged children by financial sponsorship.

 The relief of sickness and the preservation of health.

  1.  To advance health, skills and education of orphans by funding educational resources, buildings and equipment in an    orphanage.

 On the following pages we will tell you about the work we have done and the plans we have for the future.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more or assist us in any way with fund raising and sponsorship.

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