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New Chapel and Betty Jane

St Charles Lwanga Report. By Florence Wairimu Maina

The week has been great at St. Charles Lwanga Children Centre Secondary School. The construction of a chapel by the Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga was a great part of the week. The Chapel was built in a short amount of time. It will be a prayer hall and a place to conduct the mass for the Brothers together with the students and thus is a great part of the community. There is currently the need for 250 armless plastic chairs for the Chapel and one chair would cost Ksh 800 and this would mean that we would need Ksh 200,000 (approx. 1950 USD) for all the chairs for the chapel.

The new Chapel built by the Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga
The Inverness County Hall has continued to be used as a prayer room as well as a class for the form 1. It however needs renovation as the floor has started to break off. We continue to face a challenge with our classes because they are all in a terrible condition. They are very small and are made of temporal material that is iron sheets and thus they are very hot in the afternoon to the extent that the students have to study outside and under the trees.

The students are getting involved in school program and are working well with their teachers and their study groups. We however face a challenge when it comes to the desks. There are very few desks compared to the 280 children in the Centre and therefore most of them have to write from their laps or improvise sitting spaces.

The students improvising writing space due to lack of desks
The students also had a club showcase on Thursday together with their teachers. The whole school assembled and all the clubs gave a presentation about what their club is about, the officials were introduced and the teachers for each club also had an opportunity to present an item with them. The brief event was held in order to formally introduce the new form 1 class members to the clubs for them to decide the ones they would be interested in joining. It was also important to have this event for the purpose of preparing for the Charity Talent Show Day on Saturday. The Charity Talent Show Day will be held to support the students in meeting some of their needs in school.
We received a guest on Thursday 2nd Feb 2017, Betty Jane from Nova Scotia, Canada arrived at 9pm. She was welcomed by Brother Kennedy and some students at the Airport and received a greater welcome in the compound. She was glad to come back since her last visit in March 2016. She will be with us for the next 6 weeks interacting with the students and mainly teaching Music. The students are excited to enroll in her music classes.

Betty Jane teaching music

The Saturday Charity talent show Day was very successful. The morning occasion was well attended by the director, students and teachers with their families. They’re very interesting items that were performed and lots of music and dancing. The best part of the day was the fashion show. The participants showed a great level of creativity in all their outfits.

Fashion show on the charity talent show day.

Inverness County Cares and Chalice are so very proud of our students. All students passed their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Schools (KCSE) exams and three exceptional students have earned distinction by earning full government scholarships to prestigious Kenyan universities.

It is with much happiness, that we St. Charles Lwanga family celebrate the success of our students. Our 2016 candidates sat for their final examination and they brought about clean sheets that the school has never attained before. We are proud of these geniuses who have made the school and the whole community shine brighter than before. We appreciate each and everybody’s hand of support that you gave us to acquire and make this great step forward. We are so excited. Most sincerely we thank the Inverness County Cares and Chalice foundation for their timely support towards our school. It is through the provision of quality education, good feeding program, proper medical care, provision of sanitary towels for the girls that our students were able to do exemplary well. We have some of our students joining the public universities. We also appreciate the other students, the brothers, teachers and subordinate for creating good environment for the candidates.
These are our students who passed highly and will be given direct entry to the universities. To sum it all we are much grateful to all our benefactors and friends for their continued support towards our school, may God bless you.
Thank you

 These are our students who passed highly and will be given direct entry to the universities.

Cathline Agufana

Nancy Morina

Martin Mungai

September 18th, 2014

Hi my friends that’s where the constructions have reached. The technicians are at their finishing stage.Thanks for your generous contributions.The St.Charles Lwanga is taking shape at a high speed. Bravo
All are blessings. The construction of the floor is on and the Netherlands people will be visiting on Friday especially Siemen and Berend who organized a fundraising for the dormitory. We are waiting with joy.

More Friends of St Charles Lwanga School


Br John Kennedy: Hey, Hope you are fine.The children were so happy to see the snow, thank you for the pictures. We have a sister school in Puerto Rico called *Nuestra Escuela, who have invited me to visit Puerto Rico in August. There are two gentlemen who we are linked with, Ramon E Daubon and Justo Mendez  who are presidents of their organization/school. Justo Mendez has confirmed to come and visit here in the first week of July which will be delightful. Thanks Bro.John
 * (This is the English link to Nuestra Escuela)

Web Master’s note: The main purpose of the visit to Puerito Rico is to make contacts which will lead to funding in the years to come. Br John Kennedy is scheduled to speak to various organizations in hopes of gaining sponsors to help his school in the  future. Br Kennedy is always searching for networking opportunities and ways to access funding for his school. We appreciate any tips leading to support opportunities for the school.

Br Kennedy and Hannah from Holland


New boy still has no uniform help with $10.


Fr Leon teaching the children French lessons


Dennis, one of our disabled boys.


Br Kennedy entertaining teachers.

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