March 2018 Update from Project Manager Keith Clouten May 29, 2017 Inside the new bathrooms. February 6, 2017 Nearly completed Bathrooms where the children can bathe and wash their clothes.
Dormitory for Orphans
Rapogi Lwanda is a scattered rural village community in a sugar growing area of far western Kenya. The nearest public school in Rapogi township has over 120 students in some classrooms. The absence of a school at Rapogi Lwanda has been compounded by the large number of orphaned children cared for by the local Seventh-day Adventist community. Since 2012, donors from Canada and Australia have financed the construction of seven classrooms, offices, and most recently a dormitory which accommodates 80 orphans (48 girls, 32 boys). Currently, the eight grades of Primary School have an enrolment of 400 children.
The local community, though poor, is very supportive of the school project and contributes by way of the Rapogi Lwanda Self-Help Community Based Organization (CBO), which also acts as the building committee for the school project. The CBO committee meets regularly and seeks a sustainable future for their community.
A Better World provides financial management of Rapogi Lwanda development, which involves two distinct approaches: (1) completion of the eight-grade primary school, followed by construction of a vocational training facility for orphaned youth in the community, (2) working with the Rapogi Lwanda CBO to be self-sustaining in the school’s operation, and to enhance the community’s quality of life.
Donor support is encouraged.
Contact either of the Project Leaders for more information:
Keith Clouten in Canada
Neville Clouten in Australia