Early last year i blogged here about my intention to sponsor bright girls from challenged backgrounds in my home village through high school. i got a lot of encouragement from mama shady, acolyte and the the like on the idea. i since teamed up with another good man who is so good that he hates bragging, to take up the challenge. we have since taken 3 girls to school. one went to a national school and is doing fantastic in her second form now. the other two are in form one in another provincial school in Western Province and doing great. To think that these bright girls would now probably be some frustrated wives of an old man fetching firewood and walking miles to get water is in itself enough encouragement.
But i did not stop there, i also had a blog on the sorry situation of schools and classrooms in the village. i found kids learning under mango trees and even teachers forced to sit under some trees to mark books since there was no staff room. those teachers used stools as both the chair and table. to this end i embarked on constructing at least one extra classroom in the school. i approached Safaricom foundation with a request to fund the project. we managed together with the local community to secure 1 million shillings. with that we put up 5 classrooms. Now we have run out of that money and yesterday, i got the final report of the work that has been done and i ,must say i am excited. For this i have given myself a pat on the back.
I am thinking of approaching safaricom foundation again for additional funding to put up 3 more rooms and maybe a staff room. I hope they will be willing once more but i wonder whether there are other foundations and well wishers out there who can help too.