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Ever since Karen and I first visited my parents’ mission in Kenya 12 years ago, AIM has had a thriving ministry there.  Several years ago, a staff person started an orphanage and a school called the New Adventures School.    The school has 405…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

Ever since Karen and I first visited my parents’ mission in Kenya 12 years ago, AIM has had a thriving ministry there. 

Several years ago, a staff
person started an orphanage and a school called the New Adventures School. 

 

The school has
405 students and is located in Kibera, one of Africa’s
largest slums.

The school serves children, many of them orphans, who could not otherwise afford school
fees. 

Last week, a fire swept across the slum destroying countless
structures, including the school.  
 

 

Head Master George Odhiambo told us:

The teachers are making a fence,
collecting the remains of wood and nails. The teacher’s are also continuing to
teach.

We have tried to mix
some classes in one room for example
grade 7 and 8 are in one room 1, 2 and 3 are also in one room (that’s over 150 children in one room!).

The rest of the
classes are in open space. Teachers are attending to them and they learn even though under
difficulty, something is going on.

 

George knows what it is like to grow up in Kibera.  He himself was a
street boy who made his way through Calvary School and is now giving of
himself to the next generation.
 

It will cost $25,000 to repair the school and replace materials and
furniture. 

If you are interested in helping, you can make a
donation here and use the pull-down to find “Kenya Education Fund.”

 

George says the families of the children are providing security
for the property until it is rebuilt.  The teachers continue to try to
prepare students for national exams.  These are a faithful and enduring
people. 

Please consider a gift to help them rebuild.

 

 

Comments (5)

  • Let me issue a challenge to Seth’s blog followers and the Body of Christ in general. If everyone who reads this blog could help, then we could easily raise the money to rebuild the school TODAY. Please prayerfully consider doing one of following 2 things:

    1) Give $50 to $100 to the Kenya Education Fund right now.
    2) Repost Seth’s blog on your Facebook, Twitter, or blog and ask the same of your followers.

    OR BOTH!

    A lot of people doing a little is how the Kingdom works!

    Let’s help our Kenyan brothers today.

  • Thanks for the challenge, Glenn.

    I was contacted this morning by a teacher at another school in Nairobi who is interested in getting her school to help. I’m confident that God will raise up a number of people to help put these students and teachers back on their feet.

  • I am so very sorry! I know Kibera well, and my heart breaks for those dear ones who lost so much. I’ll put a notice on Facebook.

    LT

  • Father we just want to trust that you are doing a new thing for your people in Kenya and now it shall come to pass. Amen.

  • we are praying for daddy our brothers in Kenya and May God will bless all things which they have need for this project.

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