It’s been a fantastic year in terms of our school classroom project development in Kenya. So many classrooms that we started in the summer are complete or nearing completion thanks to a lot of continuous hard work by our gap volunteers. We thought it was time to share where we are: Itinyi Nursery Classroom This is a new school we recently partnered with located across the road from Camp Imani in Tsavo. A big thanks to Alice Smith School who contributed most of the funds towards this. We started laying the foundation in July and today the class is in use! Remember this? Digging, digging, digging... [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:null,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-image alignnone size-medium wp-image-1684″,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”style”:””,”width”:”214″,”height”:”159″,”title”:”Itinyi Nursery School”,”alt”:””}}]] And then… Itinyi Nursery Classroom complete Sasenyi Primary School Our partnership with Sasenyi goes back quite a few years now and so much has been achieved for this very neglected community. Many of you will remember what it once looked like. Last year we completed an additional classroom block, provided desks and a new kitchen as well as ongoing maintenance to reduce erosion. This year, thanks to additional support from the Crossley Fundraiser and Camps International Trust (and of course all the hard work and sweat from our volunteers), we are nearing completion of two very large classes. Remember this? [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:null,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-image alignleft size-medium wp-image-1691″,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”style”:””,”width”:”229″,”height”:”171″,”title”:”Sasenyi Primary”,”alt”:””}}]][[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:null,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-image size-medium wp-image-1692 alignnone”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”style”:””,”width”:”226″,”height”:”169″,”title”:”Sasenyi Primary”,”alt”:””}}]] And last week: Mr. Thuku and the fundis Muhaka Primary School Where would we begin? Years of development here from new classrooms, desks, fencing, teaching, sports development, tree planting, environmental education and finally, completion of the new library and the first ICT classroom in the entire area! We are almost there… ICT centre and library at Muhaka In addition to all our core projects managed by Camp Kenya, we recently received additional funds from Wimbourne school, St. John’s and Sarah who is traveling with us at the moment which have been allocated to completely refurbishing the roof of the old classroom block which had become unusable. We have just ripped off the whole roof and currently working on extending the walls Muhaka Primary School[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:null,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-image alignleft size-medium wp-image-1705″,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”style”:””,”width”:”227″,”height”:”152″,”title”:”IMG_2022″,”alt”:””}}]] Makongeni Primary School Life for Camps International began at Makongeni...and given the primary school projects have more or less come to completion, we are now focusing on constructing a new nursery classroom block outside the main school. It’s taking a while but we know we will get there! Makongeni Nursery School Walls going up... And today… Nursery class at Makongeni