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New textbooks

The new textbooks we have bought. Thank you again to everyone who made this possible ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

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Money for textbooks has been raised!

We are delighted to report that someone (who wishes to remain anonymous) has donated the full amount required to buy the books. This is wonderful news and will make a huge difference to the children at our school. THANK YOU!

Children and teacher in class

Children and teacher in class

We still welcome donations to cover other costs such as buying school supplies, reading books etc.

Fundraising for new textbooks – can you help?

We have finally received the list of new books that we need to buy because of the changes to the Kenyan primary school curriculum. We want to buy them as soon as possible – it is not easy to teach children without the correct textbooks – so are appealing for your help to raise the money required.

Children and teacher in class

The total cost for all the books is 159,760 Kenyan Shillings (around US$1597). We have already raised 46,000 Shillings (US$460), so we still need another 113,760 Shillings (US$1137).

The easiest way to donate is through our fundraising page on M-Changa. If you prefer to use a money transfer service like Western Union or MoneyGram, or pay money directly into the school’s bank account, please get in contact with us.

Please share this appeal with your family and friends.

Thank you in advance for your support ๐Ÿ™‚

Click here to see a full budget for the books required

Update on fundraising for textbooks

So far we have raised 46000 shillings (around US$460) towards the cost of buying new textbooks. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

Children in class

Although everything was supposed to be ready for the new curriculum to start at the beginning of this year, this is not the case and there is a lot of confusion about exactly how and when it will be rolled out. The book list we were given in November was not correct and we are still waiting for the Ministry of Education to release the corrected version. This means that we do not know which books we will need to buy and how much they will cost. Once weย have more information on what is happening we will let you know.

End of the school year

The school closed for the holidays last week, and the new school year will start on 3 January 2018.

Children in class

As we wrote on 21 November, the Kenyan school curriculum is changing next year so we need new text books. It will be a real challenge for the children to learn without the correct books so we are fundraising to buy them and you can donate through our fundraising page. Please also share with your friends and anyone else you think may be able to help us. Thank you for your support!

We are raising money to buy new textbooks. Can you help?

The Kenyan school curriculum is changing next year so we will need new textbooks for most of our classes. Ideally we need ten copies of each of the new student textbooks and one copy of each of the new teacher books.

Some of the younger children in class

We have obtained a quote (see the photos below) and the books will cost us a total of 264954 Kenyan Shillings, which is roughly US$2650. We would like to buy as many as possible before the new school year starts at the beginning of January.

Donate Now

If you are able, please make a donation through our fundraising page on M-Changa where international donors can use PayPal or credit/debit cards, and Kenyans can find details of how to donate using mobile money services.

Please share this appeal with your family and friends.

We thank you in advance for your support ๐Ÿ™‚

Book list page 1

 

Book list page 2

 

 

Greenhouse and vegetable garden

Thanks to fundraising by a Brazilian friend of CVC and a grant from the Pollination Project, we have purchased a greenhouse, water tank and irrigation system, and planted vegetables in the greenhouse and in our vegetable garden.

Vegetables growing in the greenhouse

Vegetables growing in the greenhouse

The project is run by women from the CVC savings and loan group, who will grow and sell the vegetables and share the profits with the school. Their part of the profit will be used to give more loans to group members so that they can start and expand small businesses.

The vegetable garden

The vegetable garden

If you would like to hold a fundraising event for us, please get in contact.

The greenhouse

The greenhouse

Vegetables growing in the greenhouse

Vegetables growing in the greenhouse

Vegetable garden being prepared for planting

Vegetable garden being prepared for planting

The vegetable garden

The vegetable garden

 

End of term

The school term ended on 4 April, so the school is now closed for the holidays. We will reopen on 2 May.

CVC children leaving school

We are still fundraising so that our children can have porridge for breakfast next term, as many of them come to school without eating breakfast. Click here to donate through our M-Changa fundrsaing page

Thank you for your support ๐Ÿ™‚

Fundraising for breakfast at school – can you help?

Many of the children at CVC come from poor families who struggle to feed them, so they often come to school without eating breakfast. When they are hungry it is hard for them to concentrate in class.

Serving porridge to the children

To reduce the level of hunger, at the beginning of March we started giving all the children porridge three mornings a week. Thanks to a donation from a friend of CVC, we have been able to buy enough to last for the rest of this term.

Children drinking their porridge

To continue feeding them porridge three days a week for the whole of the next term will cost us US$470 (click for detailed budget). We would like to raise the money by 2 May as that is when the new term begins. Please donate if you can and share this request with your family and friends.

Children drinking their porridge

The easiest way to donate is through our fundraising page on M-Changa where international donors can use PayPal or a credit card, and Kenyans can send money through M-Pesa and other mobile money services. If you prefer to transfer your donation directly to our bank account, or use Western Union or MoneyGram, please get in contact.

Thank you for your support which will make a real difference to the children at our school ๐Ÿ™‚

Would you like to sponsor a child at our school?

Sponsorship gives you the opportunity to form a personal connection with a child at our school. We will send you updates including a letter or picture from them twice a year and you may write to them as often as you wish. If you are visiting Kenya you are welcome to visit the school and meet your sponsored child.

Nzinza Gentillea refugee from D. R. Congo living with her aunty and her sick mother. She is a 13 year old class four student

Nzinza Gentille is one of the children looking for a sponsor

Sponsorship costs US$30 a month and you can choose to pay monthly, quarterly or yearly.

Sponsored children do not pay school fees and your money benefits the whole school by being used to buy items such as food, books and education materials, and to pay our teachers.

Please go to the Sponsor a Child page to see a list of children looking for sponsors and to complete the application form.