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£3,100raised of £2,670 target by 24 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,100 to Help fund the building of 2 classrooms at Kipsamoite Primary School in Kenya.

    Location
    Kipsamoite Primary School, Nandi Province, Kenya
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    Funded on Saturday, 1st April 2017

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    Story

    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 McDonald6 months ago
      Duncan McDonald

      Duncan McDonald

      6 months ago

      Hello Everyone A massive thank you from us, the kids, teachers and parents of Kipsamoite Primary School, you have now raised on just giving and through direct donations £5,307. This is amazing and has made me increase my plans substantially to try and rebuild the whole school. Well you have to dream !!!! Please tell my story and share my new fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nandi-school-project With your help i know this project can become reality. Thanks

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    • Duncan McDonald6 months ago
      Duncan McDonald

      Duncan McDonald

      6 months ago

      This is amazing guys with the first two classrooms finished, your continued support has raised a collective total from Just Giving and direct donations of £4307.57. The building work for the classrooms cost just over £2500 so we are well on the way to another 2 class rooms! We are also getting estimates for desks and chairs and we have added a water Well to the wish list so keep spreading the news. Please please share this page, my friend CJ did and helped add another £1200 to our fund! You never know who is looking to do something good.

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    • Duncan McDonald7 months ago
      Duncan McDonald

      Duncan McDonald

      7 months ago

      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 McDonald7 months ago
      Duncan McDonald

      Duncan McDonald

      7 months ago

      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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    Supporters

    24

    • Chris Rumsey

      Chris Rumsey

      Mar 31, 2017

      A great project, lucky you and them.

      £100.00

    • Kieran Mcdonald

      Kieran Mcdonald

      Mar 31, 2017

      Brilliant job!! Keep it up!!

      £90.00

    • Judy Robertson

      Judy Robertson

      Mar 22, 2017

      Hope this helps with the desks and chairs. Great job. Judy

      £100.00

    • Brian Buell-Logan Graphic Products, Inc.

      Brian Buell-Logan Graphic Products, Inc.

      Mar 21, 2017

      £100.00

    • John Robertson

      John Robertson

      Mar 20, 2017

      Glad it's going well Duncan! Best wishes

      £50.00

    • j hughes

      j hughes

      Mar 20, 2017

      That's for the desks. Nearly there well done Dunc. X

      £20.00

    • Phil Stephenson

      Phil Stephenson

      Mar 19, 2017

      Well done, Duncan. A very worthy cause. Keep going! All the best, Phil

      £20.00

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    Duncan McDonald

    Duncan McDonald

    Kipsamoite Primary School, Nandi Province, Kenya

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