The New school build for the Waymarks Education Centre, Moi's Bridge, Kenya
The story so far:
The site of the old school was 50 feet by 100 feet and did not have enough classrooms for a full primary school. While teaching two age groups together in a mixed age class is not uncommon in rural primary school in the UK. mixing more than two age groups can make life difficult. This was the situation that existed at the Waymarks Education Centre. It also meant that the number of children that the centre could help was restricted. We added a new building which is the size of a single classroom. You can see from the picture that two doors were put in and a dividing wall internally to provide two small classrooms. Eventually the dividing wall will be removed and it will be a single classroom. This particular classroom will be moved to the new site during August 2009 along-side a completely new classroom.
We need funds to make this happen BUT the next thing we want to do is replace the present kitchen on the old site. the picture below will explain why!
"Our desire and prayer to God for the needy and orphaned children under our care is, that they might grow up to know Jesus Christ as their friend. We want them to become very important adults. Some of these children lead very hard lives in the nearby Kambi Suswa slums where they live with their guardians as the photo showing many grassy houses reflects."
VISIT the photo page for the centre
We have been fortunate to be able to buy an acre of land 9 times bigger that the old site, which is very close to the existing school site. We have an option to buy another acre which is next to the new site.
We will build a complete school over a period of time. The school will grow from the present 100 children to 200 to ...
Maurice at the new plot and the fencing being installed
After fencing the plot, a well and toilets were the first things we have built on the site
Then we moved on to building the toilets. 3 double units, Boys, Girls and Staff. Once completed we have the basic infrastructure for the school.
|Before the cement is dry, the classroom to be moved, is being dismantled .... then moved.... then rebuilt and work starts on the new classroom...|
Toilets completed and painted
Above are the two classrooms being built. They are CR1 and CR2 on the plan near the top of this page
Money has been sent out to plant fruit trees and Eucalyptus trees at the site.
You can help us to make a difference to these children and others like them by getting involved and helping raise funds for our charity.
WAYMARKS EDUCATION CENTRE in Moi's Bridge, Kenya. - when we got involved in August 2008
The centre currently caters for 80 children three quarters of whom have lost one or both parents. All live in poverty. Many homes lack blankets for the children to sleep under. Even providing basic clothing can be a challenge for those caring for the children.
We heard about the centre and its plight. We are now working with Maurice and his team to try to get back to at least where they were before the troubles.
Peter (based on Maurice's emails October 2008)