Thirty six people sat down to an excellent Curry Night at Monsoon’s Restaurant in Rustington. By the end of the evening, they had raised £750 for the Charities work in Mombasa. Well done everyone.
The New classroom block is beginning to take shape. The foundations rise above ground level to overcome the flooding problem. They are also strong enough to hold the next floor once we have the funds to go one stage higher.
Building Site flooded from recent rains
Local homes suffer from deluge that hit Mombasa
Since we opened the School, all classes have been taught in corrugated iron buildings, with no proper windows. Temperatures have been recorded up to 40degreesC on sunny days.
Now, thanks to a generous legacy, the trustees have been able to commission 5 new classrooms, brick built, sliding windows, fans and electricity. We hope that this will be just the ground floor of a two or even three story block. Also in the plan are new toilets (at present 4 toilets serve over 300 children and staff) septic tank and necessary plumbing.
We hope to be using the ground floor classrooms before the end of this year – at the moment we are going through the approval process with the local government of Mombasa. The trustees are actively seeking sponsorship for the next floor. In total we need £100k but drops in the ocean have already amounted to £10k. Can you help? Or do you know a Company that has a budget for Corporate Social Responsibility?
Events started with an evening Fair organised by Wilson House at Bishop Luffa School, closely followed by our own stall at Broadwater Baptist Church two days later, events took off to a great start. The first of our two big Saturday events – The Pre-Christmas Sale, raised nearly £400 and, a week later, The Carol Concert by Candlelight raised nearly £300. In between these events, Broadwater C of E Primary School exhibited our Slum House and launched the T-Shirt colouring competition at their Christmas Fair.
Our thanks to all who helped and took part. Not least Jacob Keet and David Poley, who provided excellent music at the concert, and the staff of Oscar’s for supplying the fish and chip supper.
On Christmas Day staff and pupils at the Orphanage will be enjoying a special Christmas Dinner thanks to your donations towards this event. Enough money has been sent to buy new clothes for our residents, to be worn on Christmas Day. We hope to have the photos on Facebook very shortly after Christmas.
Work is also beginning on the muddy pathways around the cook house – pictures will be published as soon as we receive them from our friends at Unity School.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us this year. A very happy Christmas to you all.