Between Christmas and New Year a storm with strong wind and heavy rain hit Kwa Mkono district doing damage to several buildings. Unfortunatly the centre did not escape and the older boy’s dormitory as you can see from the picture lost part of its roof and the newly painted wall inside will have to be re done. Nasoro the carpenter has nailed the iron sheets back as a temporary repair but they are badly damaged and will need to be replaced as they now let the rain through the gaps which are too big to patch. The cost of the repair is just under £1000.00 and needs to be completed as soon as possible and must be completed before the main rains start at the end of February or early in March. If you can help us provide the funds so the repairs can be completed quickly, please send a cheque or make a donation through My Donate a link can be found on our web site. www.kwamkono.org.uk
The 5 children who took the entrance exam have all passed. They are now waiting for the local education department to arrange their transfer to a suitable school as the facilities at the Kwa Mkono secondary school are not able to meet their needs. The 5 children who already attend the local secondary school will continue until they have completed their schooling and then go on to a vocational college. The trust with the help of Polio Children (who pay the school fees) will continue to support all the children while they continue in education.
This year we hope to have a bore hole sunk at the shamba and will be sending out tender documents to get prices later this month. At the centre we will be renewing the boy’s toilets, and rebuilding the laundry areas. We would like to replace the fence around the centre to improve the security of children the girls are especially vulnerable.
We thank all those who have helped us during 2014. As well as the many individuals we have received support from the following organisations have provided free advice, given funds to help with the running costs or supported the purchase of equipment or renovation of the facilities at the centre. Polio Children, St George’s Church, Little Chalfont, The Dean and Chapter of Hereford Cathedral, The Community of the Sacred Passion, St. Aidan’s Church, Glasgow, St Cuthbert’s Church, Yorkshire, Hornsea friends, Christ Church, Watford, Hydrogeologists Without Borders.
Kwa Mkono Disabled Children’s Trust
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Post: 36 Beel Close, Little Chalfont, Amersham, Buckinghamshire. HP7 9NS