A growing trend is for schools in this country to have a link with a school or project in Kenya. This has met with varying degrees of success – communication is more difficult for school staff in Kenya. Here all our schools have fast internet access and people skilled in the use of computers. In Kenya very few schools have this luxury and correspondence relies on a member of staff having an email account at an internet café and being able to get to it regularly to check for mail, print it and go back to the school to share it, before returning to the computer in town to reply. Sometimes children and staff in the UK get frustrated by the apparent lack of response, but we do ask that schools remain patient and persevere.
Hazeldene Lower School
Hazeldene Lower School in Bedford did persevere and they raised money to provide Tusaidie Watoto in Kibera with a new water tank which has reduced their water bills dramatically and given them a stable supply of clean water. They also provided stackable plastic chairs to replace the old heavy pews in the church to give much needed space to the baby class which meets in the church. The project and the church are very grateful for this practical help and evidence of love.
Brinscall St. John’s Primary School
Brinscall St. John’s Primary School have a link with Mwithumwiru Primary School in Kaaga and especially with the Special Needs Unit there. They have helped to provide various materials to develop craft work with the children. It is hoped that these skills will equip the children with the ability to earn a living in the future. The schools have also exchanged letters written by the children.
Aylesbury High School