The Wise Man built his house upon the rock

The Wise Man built his house upon the rock

 

 

The Rains have arrived in Mombasa. The Kitchen area was underwater at the time this photo was taken in May.  
Fortunately the new classroom block,
on good foundations, remained above 
the flood  level. Here you see children queuing for lunch being served from one of the new classrooms. “The rains came down and the floods  came up but the house upon the rock stood firm”

Nearly there!

The windows have been fitted with metal grills for greater security.

You can also see below that work has started on the support structure for another water tank. The new toilets require much more water than the mop and bucket previously used! Next will be the installation of a generator so that we can still pump water despite power cuts. Imagine the furore if a large city in the UK went without power for a whole day at a time.

Jan’s Blog

Jan’s first visit and what she thought

  • A life changing experience
  • Lots for me to do – very hands on
  • The happiness and joy of the whole school was so apparent
  • Wonderful to see how excited the children are, and witnessing their hope for the future is clear to see
  • Seeing first-hand the wonderful work of the charity – please continue to support them
  • I am definitely going back

Carol’s Blog February

Trustees Carol Groves and Shirley Fisher returned to Unity School, Mombasa in January 2019. A supporter Jan Watson also went with them.

During the last two years (thanks to a generous legacy) a new building with 5 classrooms and toilet blocks has been under construction. The new building, now complete and ready for the pupils to occupy, had its official opening during our visit.  It was a very special day with celebrations all round.  The pupils and teachers had a lovely meal, thanks to the Contractor who picked up the bill.  Dr Luke and his wife, plus the parents association and someone from the educational department all took part in the celebrations.  It was a very special day and one that we will never forget. 

New Classrooms Opening Ceremony

New Classrooms Opening Ceremony

The Ursula Parry Building was officially opened at a ceremony held on the open roof space of the new block.

There will be more pictures on our next Newsletter and videos to be put onto our website.