The Karichen Primary School
was one of the locations that we held a food distribution as we were
aiming for the children and the parent in this vicinity. My wife, Liz's
parents also noticed the condition of the school, as well as Edith,
Liz's sister, who is a teacher at the school. It became obvious that in
order for these kids to learn, a proper environment had to be provided -
and at this time all that they have is a dirt-floored, leaky roof,
wooden shack - not secure and not protective.
What they need for
construction is primarily stones, cement, an engineer and site manager,
and labor. That's all!
Fortunately, Liz's father, a
retired engineer for Kenya Breweries, is available to oversee the
project. Our job is to provide the funds to purchase stones and cement -
the deliver of these products, and then the workforce to construct the
building. It is estimated that this will cost between $5-7,000 - Not
If you are interested in
making a donation to this cause, please
Karichen Primary School - One of the beneficiaries of your generosity.
The name is an abstraction of
'Carrying Station' - a place where the train stopped. Notice how dusty
dry it is.
|Liz's mother, Jane, and the Head Teacher of Karichen Primary
Liz's niece Edith's class. She's a teacher in this school.
Distributing food to the kids.
kids eating lunch.
Liz's father, Kabua, counting the bags of corn meal.
Corn meal is the basic food in Kenya, and enjoyed as a dish called Ugali.
Patient villagers queuing up as they wait for more villagers to arrive.
This was farm land - now it is dust.