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The Centre is a beehive of activities despite the heavy rains

The month of May is greetings us as it orbits at high speed past us.  Rains have come and the slum is a total mess with houses being washed away and general discomfort everywhere, however our work on drains and some stonewalls at the top part of the property has helped protect the Centre.

 

The only thing dramatically affected is the students’ play ground that is more suited for water sports than the normal school children’s play activities.

A recent Centre meeting was held to connect with the Feast Day of Edmund Rice and it was held in the Edmund Rice room and on a Friday afternoon to allow for a few small festivities after it.

School students returned on Tuesday May 2nd after their three week break.  We even welcomed one new government teacher and you can read about her on Ruben face book. The government teachers are still a minority within the staff but following our meeting with the Teachers Service Commission Country Director; we were assured that by 2020 all staff will be government teachers.

 Visitors have continued to pass through the Centre. Included among` them was a Spanish based organisations that promises to provide an I T program for the school. It will include a laptop and projector and 48 tablets for students. They are piloting a program in four learning areas; life skills, English, mathematics and general knowledge and hopefully it can be a great assistance to the students.

 The Centre demonstrated its central role in the community by hosting the new chief of the area and the Deputy County Commissioner for a community meeting.

 Funding delays continue to haunt us and hamper our operations. The Centre has gone into overdraft just to keep the doors opened.