The new classroom block is open for education!
The opening ceremony took place on Thursday 24th January 2019. This was day of great celebration with party food for all guests, teachers and students – Courtesy of our contractor.
A New generator to be purchased
The well that has served so well since its construction is still producing adequate water for servicing the new toilets.
However, there is a new problem: Our school (like the whole of Mombasa) is subject to numerous power cuts which can last for a whole day at a time. Without the ability to pump sufficient water from the well, our new toilets do not function properly.
The solution: to install a generator. Once again, one of our generous supporters has seen the need and responded. Thank You!
£5 Challenge launched
Maintaining Unity School, Orphanage, Supporting students into Secondary Schools, not to mention paying for the new building, all costs money. Could you give less than a cup of coffee and a cake at a High Street shop, every month?
In the Autumn of 2018 we launched a campaign to find 100 people who would donate £5 a month. In the last six months we have raised half our target of £6000 – most of those who responded are donating more than the £5 we asked for! To read our appeal for new supporters click here
Please Keep in touch
Following changes to the law on data protection, this charity, like most others, has to ask your permission to record your name and contact details on our data base. We keep these details in order to send you by post, or email, the latest information about Unity School and our work in Kenya, or events taking place in the UK. If you have not yet replied to one of our letters or emails, please go the “Contact Us” and just say that you are happy for us to retain your name and contact details. You can also say if you would prefer to be contacted by email, post or phone. If you donate to our cause and are a UK taxpayer we also invite you to sign to say that we have your permission to send HMRC your name, address and how much you have donated in order that we can claim the Gift Aid on your donation. (This increases your donation by 25%) You can download a Gift Aid Form by clicking on “Get Involved”
Windows are fitted in the new classrooms – Still raising money for the 1st floor
Stage 1 of our new building is now complete, with the 5 new classrooms in use. The teachers are so happy to be teaching in classrooms that are cool and light and airy and the pupils are very happy. Our outstanding balance to the contractor is now down to £3000. Thanks to everyone who has assisted with generous contributions towards this work
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. Trustees, during a recent visit in 2019, were able to report that this new mosquito transmitted virus was not so prevalent.