Kenya: Webuye school for the deaf receive sh20million donation
Posted by African Press International on June 24, 2013
- By GODFREY WAMALWA, API, KENYA
Over 350 pupils with hearing impairment of St. Anthony’s School for the Deaf in Webuye have received donations from the Help Khachonge Association that has funded three projects worth Sh. 20 Million in their school.
Addressing stakeholders of the school during the inauguration of the projects at the school, the Association coordinator in Kenya Mrs. Everlyne Fluckiger, said that the projects will assist the children to access education.
“The projects that include a 120 bed capacity dormitory, a professional kitchen and a water tank took 18 months to complete and that the association is determined to help the pupils’ access education easily like most normal children”she added.
The association has put up a girl’s dormitory, a kitchen and a water tank for the school to enable the students get access to basic needs easily for better performance.
On the other hand,head teacher of the school Mrs. Christine Orwaya voiced her gratitude to the help group narrating that the school previously had challenges in accessing clean water and at times during dry seasons the pupils were forced to walk a long distance in search for the essential commodity.
According to the Chairman Help Khachonge Association Mr. Alfred Fluckiger, the Association was founded 10 years ago in Switzerland with the aim of conducting development oriented projects in western Kenya.
Mr. Fluckiger claimed that the decision to fund the projects at the school was reached at after the sponsors of the association visited the school two years back and witnessed the challenges faced in the determination towards providing education for those pupils.
“The donor of these projects visited the school in 2010 and it’s during that visit that she noticed the problems faced by the pupils and she decided to empower them through the funding of the dormitory, the kitchen and a water tank,” said Mr. Fluckiger.