Month: November 2013 (Page 1 of 2)

Prayer Day Pictures.

School News and a New Volunteer

REPORT
We were privileged to have Bob our new volunteer who arrived here on the 8th of November. He is from Netherlands and is to be here in Kenya for 4 months. He came with so many gifts for the children including exercise books, pens, balls and uniforms for the school soccer team.  We now have a challenge of the boots for the students of the soccer team that would require about US $ 100.
He has started off with the construction of a better house for the rabbits.
The director, Brother John Kennedy, made some changes in the management body of the school. He promoted the principal to being the project coordinator in charge of all income generating activities that are to be started off next year in the school like for example that chicken project which requires about US $ 375, farming at a larger scale to mention but a few and appointed Mr. Hillary Amahwa as the new school principal. He also appointed Miss. Patricia as the school Bursar. They started working in their offices with such power and energy and the students are ready to help wherever they can to make their work even smoother. The director is spearheading all these programs.
The huge challenge now is the lack of offices for the staff. We are to build an administration block that would accommodate us, it would require about US $ 10, 000.
The teachers have continued to do what it is that they do best, teaching. They are busy this week especially because of the ongoing examinations.
The students started a vegetable farm in the compound in which they planted Kales, Cabbages and Spinach. The initiative is as a result of the need to have healthy vegetables for our own consumption and a source of income for the school as well a requirement in the agriculture lesson as the practical part of the subject. The crops are doing pretty well. Many thanks to Brother John Kennedy for providing them with the seeds to start off their project; we however would love to have a greenhouse that would enable us to grow more vegetables that could be an income generating activity in our school. To put up a greenhouse is US $ 3,000.
Linda is one of our friendly community members who loves us and helps with the counseling of the students and encouraging them to take life boldly. She has been of great help to them who find her easy to talk to and friendly. She gave some bananas to the students to eat when they ripen and we can only say that we are so grateful and we feel the love that is spread out by the community as well. She is also working with the students in the drama club helping them perfect their skills in acting. We have plans for the drama club to participate in national competitions that take place annually in our country, required are the props for acting. The props would require about US $ 625.
She is a real inspiration to the kids. We feel your love for us and we love you too Linda!!
The latrine construction is still on going with the great help from ITEG organization from Laufen Germany that is sponsoring the construction and Mr. Fredrick, who is the project coordinator of the school. They have ensured the project has gone on to this day till it is finalized. We are hoping that it will be done by the end of this week.
The gate has finally been painted afresh with the new school logo and what a beauty it is, we have managed to paint the gate and also some doors in the school from little savings. We require about US $ 1,000 to paint the roofs and walls.
Thank you
Olive


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Bob and the soccer team with their new uniforms

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Balls that Bob brought

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Bob working on the rabbit structure with the help of some kids

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Brother Oronjo Kennedy John, Director

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Mr. Hillary Amahwa, new school Principal

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Miss. Patricia, school bursa

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Mr. Fredrick Otieno, project coordinator

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Students working on the small farm

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Linda with the drama club members

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The latrine in construction

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Lovely art work of the school logo at the gate

Student Profile; Lillian

Hello,
My name is Lillian and am in form 1 (grade 9) in St. Charles Lwanga, I have been here for only five months but absolutely love the place.
I had no plans of going in to secondary school as my mum has no real job but does odd ones that are seasonal.  I am the first of six children and live in a simple house we call a home. My siblings go to primary school that is free as per our current government which has been of great help to my mum.
I was home for a year after was done with my primary education. Helping my mother with the house chores described my day. I sat for hours’ day dreaming about what I would do if I was in school and prayed every day for a chance to study. I listened to my mother’s prayer everyday as she knelt and prayed that I may find a way to go school.  
One day she woke me up early and told me to get ready that we were to go someplace. Not knowing what she had in mind I did my chores fast and was ready in an hour. We came to St. Charles Lwanga and met Brother John Kennedy who listened to my mother’s plea and admitted me. Am not really paying any fees but when my mother gets something she gives just as an appreciation to him for allowing me study here in this school. I am now able to study everyday thanks to God who used Brother John.
I am working hard to help my mother in the future.
Thank you
Lillian

A Brief Glance at Life at St Charles Lwanga School 

Click here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prpBVOXdaKc   to get a quick look at conditions at the St Charles Lwanga School. This video was produced by the people of Boornbergum, a town in Holland who are engaged in a fund raising drive to build a dormitory to house 60 students.
Below is the website created by friends in Boornbergum.
http://boornbergumvoorkenia.nl/

Soon we will have an English version of the website above.

Another link, this is of the girls dorms.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpZB1LVj5o0

Interested in Holding a Fundraiser for St Charles Lwanga?

Inverness County Cares (ICC) is an organization based in Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Most of our members live in Inverness County. All donations received are passed on in full to the St Charles Lwanga School and all costs (travel, office supplies and the like), are covered personally by ICC members.
Interested individuals or groups not in our district, we invite you to contact us, if you wish to hold a fundraising event for the St Charles Lwanga School in your community.
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