2017

Si-Kunda Nursery School

During our trip in February 2017 we arrived to find the school with 70 + pupils each day we were there. We are happy with progress so far, we took back the support of the school last September. There is much to do, but we have provided the basics they need, and in April we are going to have some roof and wall repairs done – before the rainy season starts. The front wall of the school has been newly painted by Marje, with Gary’s assistance….the teachers blackboards and the individual blackboards have all been newly painted with the help of Bakary! Andrew and Frances did a great job in helping and having fun with the children, Tombolu was unable to be at school at that time so Sue helped with the cooking.  Once the repairs have been done we need to replace the school furniture and provide school uniforms, all of this we are working towards getting as soon as we possibly can.

Si-Kunda Skills & Community Centre

In February the outside of the building had a makeover and has been re-named to “Si-Kunda Skills and Community Centre”. It has many purposes now, so it seems a good time to amend the name. The next job is to tile the medical room, replace an internal wooden door with a metal one and investigate installing electricity to the building. The sewing room is often used until late in the evening so it would provide a huge benefit, and of course to the other areas of the building also.

We provided some excercise books to three schools, and we are currently distributing reading books for school libraries.