Not only a roof, now we can see the veranda railings, doors in their frames – modelled here by Teacher Mr (Smiley) John Ooko.
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?