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Windows are fitted in the new classrooms – Still raising money for the 1st floor

With work progressing well, the toilets and ground floor classrooms are nearing completion.  Now work has commenced to provide access to the upper floor and make it usable for classes and meetings.  To add to the funds that we already have available we have launched a crowd funding appeal.  The target is really ambitious but will cover most of the work needed in the forseeable future.    The first stage is to reach £57,000 before work is finished in July.  The good news is that we are on our way – £41,000 is the latest figure, so still we need your help.

To donate to the new classroom block click here (This takes you to our Virgin Money Giving page for the 8K classroom challenge)

 

Medical News

There is an epidemic in the Mombasa area at the moment with a new mosquito virus called ‘Chikungunya’. (February 2018) The only defence is to put repellent on exposed skin since there are no vaccinations or medication to prevent the virus. Dr Luke, our resident Doctor has advised that the school classrooms are sprayed two hours before school starts each morning. Many pupils and teachers have contracted ‘Chikungunya’, which affects joints and muscles and can last for several weeks. Thankfully, our UK trustees and supporters who visited Unity School in January/February this year were not affected.

A roof on the classroom block

A roof on the classroom block

After a succession of pictures of a half built building, the final stages are coming together.  There is still more to do but we hope that the school can use the new classrooms when term begins in...

Progress with the new building

Progress with the new building

Work continues on the Ground Floor classrooms with the arrival of windows and doors.   There is still work happening to make the first floor usable. We hope that work will be finished in July. Our fundraising is getting us closer to our target of £57k   - currently we...

It’s only a toilet!

It’s only a toilet!

When 300 children and  16 adults have been sharing 4 holes in the ground, 12 new girls toilets, 6 for the boys and 2 for the staff must seem like a dream come true.  The new buildings have reached their maximum height for the time being.  The concrete slab for the...

The New buildings have firm foundations

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...

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