From the outset as much support and encouragement as possible has been provided to school children in some of the poorest villages of the area (places such as Kizumanzi, Kirumbi and Gedion Mosi) where there is no mains water or power supply, and basic equipment such as paper, pens & pencils are in short supply. It is remarkable how much the donation of something small such as a book or a drink of juice means to these children.
However it was when we visited the remote village of Mwakoma that we realised just how much it would mean if we could help them to build a new school. It was an ambitious undertaking but work began as planned at the end of 2006, and by the end of 2010 a pre-school, four classrooms, two toilet blocks and a school house of the new Kileva Eastfield Primary School have been completed.
The school has provided a much needed boost to the whole community, and our hope is that we can continue the building programme so that as many children as possible from the surrounding villages can take advantage of it.