We did it!

Our campaign is now complete. 8 supporters helped us raise £338.00

Visit the charity's profile
Closed 31/08/2021
Kanzi-Kibera Friends

Helping to Rebuild Cana Junior Children's Centre

Cana had to demolish half of their building because the government wanted to build a road through it. They are now rebuilding, so that the children can return to their education. The total rebuild is estimated at £18,790! Lets try to contribute half.
raised of £9,395 target
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Closed on 31/08/2021
RCN 1136258

Be a fundraiser

The campaign has now expired but it's not too late to support this charity.

Visit the charity's profile


Part of Cana's school building has been demolished to permit the government to build a new road. The history of Cana Junior Children's Centre has been riddled with misfortune. When we first became involved with Cana, they were in one little room divided with boards. It was dark, and it was hard to see how the children could learn in such a dark space but also in such close proximity to each other behind the boards. So we helped to upgrade the building.

In 2016, Cana fell victim to arson. The school lost so much; chairs melted, books burnt, but thank God no children were hurt. Following the fire, a little church in the neighbourhood took them in. Together they raised funds and created a church space on the ground floor and built 7 small classrooms and an office upstairs.

Shortly after settling down in their new building, government officials judged it as unsafe so further work was undertaken. Even though they have been using the building for several years, they were always looking over their shoulders for further governmental interference. In December 2020 the government returned, this time, to say that a third of the school building was on a road reserve. Fortunately, they were given time to do their own demolition so they were able to store and recycle some of the materials. Usually, when the government undertakes demolitions, books and desks are destroyed because they give the schools very short notice. When schools closed at the end of March, Cana was already fundraising as they demolished their building. And now that they have been given the official road markings, they can start building a permanent structure.

Our aim is to try and raise half of the costs, which we appreciate is an ambitious target. To make the target more manageable, we have broken down some of the costs to represent ways in which our individual Friends can help. All donations are gratefully received and will be passed on in a timely way to support this venture. The sooner we can get the children back into their school building, the sooner they can continue their education. Can you help rebuild Cana?

Bag of cement ...................................... £5.50

Half a tonne of sand or ballast ............. £7.70

A quarter of all nails needed ................ £9.30

A quarter of a lorry of stone .................. £46

Half a lorry of machine cut stone ......... £95

Water costs .......................................... £205

Total of timber needed ........................ £880

Half the steel needed ......................... £1625

About the charity

Kanzi-Kibera Friends

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1136258
Four core values underpin our work in Kibera. We believe that: • Education is the only sustainable route out of poverty; • Empowerment is achieved through education; • Children need to be adequately fed to learn effectively; • Impact is multiplied by strong community collaboration.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £80.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
Offline donations
Direct donations
Donations via fundraisers

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.