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£1,820raised of £2,670 target by 13 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,670 to Help fund the building of 2 classrooms at Kipsamoite Primary School in Kenya.

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Kipsamoite Primary School, Nandi Province, Kenya
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Thank you for taking time to look at our idea for making the lives of a few children in a village in Africa a little more bearable.

My story started 5 years ago when I visited Mombasa with my family, we stayed at the very best hotel and ate the best food. I wanted to show my two sons what the real Africa looked like so i asked a security guard at the hotel if we could visit his home which he agreed. Can you imagine the horror on my sons faces when they saw the conditions they were living in, a 10 foot square room with nothing except a 2 seater chair and bed roll for the floor and 2 suitcases for all their cloths, cooking was by way of a colour gas burner.

To cut a long story short I arranged to sponsor Vincent and Caroline's first son through school, and then later their daughter 5 years on we are still in contact and the children and our wonderful friends are doing well so this year we visited the family in October (2016) and spent a week with them at their family home in Kipsamoite, in Nandi Province.

It has always been a dream of mine to start a charitable project in another country and here in Kipsamoite we saw an opportunity to help refurbish the village school which is totally dilapidated and run down.

It is our intention to start by building 2 new classrooms from an abandon project started by the villagers a few years ago after they ran out of money. Vincent's family have agreed to ensure the project is managed properly and in stages before each donation is released. I will complete a detailed project plan with costings and we will keep people informed on our Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/buildaschoolkenya/ where photos of progress will be added for any interested supporters.

Alternatively if you want to get involved or have any ideas you would like to discuss we would love to hear from you.

Regards
Duncan and Petra

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  • Duncan McDonald

    Duncan McDonald

    3 days ago

    Duncan McDonald

    Hi Here are some photos of the progress at our build a school project so far please click on the Just giving link below and you can see all the videos and photos taken

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  • Duncan McDonald

    Duncan McDonald

    5 days ago

    Duncan McDonald

    OK Guys My plastering skills my be a little dodgy but the project is moving on fast and hopefully we will complete phase one by the end of the month. In the mean time I was asked to help with class 6 and 7 at the school and we decided to sing a song. Well I know a few Sinatra songs but they never heard of him so i did one anyway!!! I don't think it turned out too bad...The children were amazing please give them a big like and share the post.

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  • Duncan McDonald

    Duncan McDonald

    14 days ago

    Duncan McDonald

    Today is the real start of the project, as the whole school and village got involved. Since the first tranche of cash was released Samson, Thomas and Issac have been busily selecting trees from the forest which has been cut down and sawn into the timbers for the roof. Today the school children en mass walked to the timber yard 2 miles away and collected the timber and carried it back to the school. Could you imagine our kids doing that here in the UK! Once they got everything back the trusses were made and stacked ready to be put on the roof.

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3 months ago

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  • Pauline Hutchinson

    Pauline Hutchinson

    Feb 20, 2017

    Good luck with your building project Duncan.From all at Arqadia.

    £100.00

  • j hughes

    j hughes

    Feb 11, 2017

    can't wait to see the end result. X

    £20.00

  • Susan Munro

    Susan Munro

    Feb 10, 2017

    Good luck with your project

    £50.00

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Duncan McDonald

Kipsamoite Primary School, Nandi Province, Kenya

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