Monday, October 10, 2011

New Classrooms Officially Opened After Fire

Nairobi, Kenya — Tuesday was a joyous day in the Mathare Valley Slums. Classrooms were recently destroyed in a devastating fire. But two classrooms were rebuilt thanks to funding from generous Bright Hope allies and were officially opened by the Mathare Community Outreach board chairman, Francis Namuya.

A small ceremony was held from 11 a.m. to noon that day.

Dotun Modupe, Partnership Developer to Kenya, was encouraged to see the excitement of all involved, and the pure joy as the classrooms were opened. Most of the teachers and past students were clearly excited. For them, it was a dream come true, as before they were taught in mud or iron sheet classrooms. The sight of cleanly built brick classrooms with tiled floors were just beyond them and they were truly thankful.