Projects / In Progress

Thank you. Your generosity has helped to move these projects forward. Below are the current phases that are now in progress—you can follow their development with the links below.

When completed, they will be listed under completed projects. Click here for completed projects.

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Gilgil Primary School

Gilgil Primary School

Current
Classrooms: 20
Students: 680
Teachers: 23
Invested: $60,889
   

About the project

Most of the children who are in the school come from Bondeni Slums and its environment. Bondeni is the biggest slum in Gilgil, and the people here are mainly low income learners. As the years go by, the infrastructure is collapsing slowly, and the community is unable to supply what the school needs. Our goal is to help create safe, long-lasting education. Since a child dies every 20 seconds as a result of poor sanitation, our first move at Gilgil was to install toilets. The current school population is 680 children. 360 children are boys and 320 are girls. The name of the town where the school is located is Gilgil Town. There are 23 teachers (3 men, 20 women) at the school and all are paid by the government. The school has been in existence since 1953 and it is a public government school – thus the children do not pay school fees. But, as years go by, the infrastructure is collapsing slowly with less support from any well-wishers as the parents also are not better placed in assisting.

Our involvement

This is a very new project. Already, boys and girls toilets have been built (Phase 1), 6 classrooms are being renovated (Phase 2), and 3 ECD classrooms have just been completed (Phase 3).
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Jitengeni Primary School

Jitengeni Primary School

Current
Students: 829
Teachers: 27
Invested: $92,558
 

About the project

Jitengeni Primary School in Tanzania is providing education to 829 students from early childhood education (ECD) to grade 7. There are 355 boys and 358 girls in grade 1-7 and 50 boys and 56 girls in ECD. There are 6 male teachers and 21 female teachers. This is a new project that ABW has launched thanks to the support of Cathy and Harold Roozen.
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100% raised

$21,548 goal

Objective

To finish 7 classrooms

Bontje Project Phases in Progress

Projects by the Bontje Family and Laebon Homes

Gord and Kathy Bontje have supported projects since 1999, and they have volunteered with us since 2006. A founding partner of Laebon Developments, Ltd., Gord has travelled twice to see projects in Kenya and Rwanda. Click here to read "Why I Give"—a look into Gord's philosophy and mission.

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$50,000 goal

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Ubumwe Community Centre Phase 1

Roozen Project Phases in Progress

Roozen Projects

"I believe that education is the foundation for change," Cathy says. Cathy and Harold Roozen have been supporting projects in Tanzania as well as youth trips and intern opportunities through A Better World.

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100% raised

$108,125 goal

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Mombo Community Phase 5
Jitengeni Phase 1
Mabogo Phase 1

100% raised

$9,045 goal

Objective

To finish a girls’ dormitory and build toilets for 48 students

100% raised

$34,186 goal

Objective

To build a new X-Ray Room

33% raised

$65,000 goal

Objective

To build 62 toilets for the year 2017

Tulwap Primary School

Tulwap Primary School

Current
Classrooms: 12
Students: 477
Teachers: 16
Invested: $79,000
 

About the project

Tulwap Primary School is located in a highly populated rural area, about 10 km from Ringa Primary School, but is extremely difficult to access via a bad road and footpaths. The school draws children from within a 5km radius. Tulwap Primary is located on the same grounds as Tulwap Secondary School and Tulwap Nursery School. In 2013, 470 children attended primary grades, 114 were enrolled in preschool, and 30 attended secondary school in Grades 9 to 11. The government pays wages for 10 teachers, with parents hiring another four and two ECD teachers for the preschool. When ABW first found the school, eight stone classrooms had already been built by the Constituency Development Fund and parents, accompanying six wooden classrooms, a stone administration building and other wooden sheds. Currently, 257 boys and 220 girls are enrolled at the Primary school with 6 male teachers and 10 female teachers.

Our Involvement

ABW discovered the school only recently. In 2013 we began building a new block of six classrooms, demolishing the six wooden ones to make way.

Notable Features

• Head teacher of the primary school, John Barriwot, transferred from Ringa Primary School. Since then, the school’s academic achievement improved from last in the zone in 2009 to first in 2011, and second to Ringa in 2012. • The secondary school was registered with the government in 2012 and enrolled its first Grade 12 students in 2014. • In 2013, the largest classroom was occupied by 74 students.
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Ubumwe Community Center Phase 2 – Jessie’s Place

Ubumwe Community Center (UCC)

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100% raised

$50,000 goal

Objective

To build and equip Jessie’s Place Physiotherapy Center

Total Raised

10

projects in progress

$772,716

total value of projects in progress