Mustard Seed Project (Kenya) (MSP)

New classroom in Mombasa slum

Mustard Seed Project (Kenya) are providing quality education with a feeding programme and healthcare for 300 poor children in a Mombasa slum. Half are in an expensive rented building with small rooms. We are desperate to get all under one roof to make a cohesive school and save £500 per month .

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1127935)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£12,700

Donations

34

    Categories

    Helping

Location

Situation

The main problems are; this 300 strong school is on two different sites about five to ten minutes walk from each other. The rented building is expensive. There is no opportunity for children to meet together. The classrooms in the rented building are very small with no space for activities. There is no kitchen at the rented school. And it costs us £500 a month to keep them there.

Solution

This building will house 300 children in classes of 25. The completed ground floor has five classrooms, a clinic, staffroom, offices, toilets, kitchen bore hole, septic tank and soak-away. When completed we shall have solar panels on the roof and no rent to pay. The project will then approach long-term sustainability. Half our children are currently in this building but we are desperate to get them all together to form a single group identity and save money.

  • We are so happy about the new toilets especially for the older girls. They are very hygienic with the 24 hour tap water and very private.

    — Lillian and Patience (students)

  • Thanks for the feeding programme. Sometimes we lack something to put in the children's stomachs for breakfast and even lunch but no worries because Mustard Seed has catered for them. Thanks for the stationery facilities provided in school because our earnings could not cater for that.

    — Three parent representatives

  • The school is now well equipped with a modern library which has created an ease of revision and learning in the whole school. The tables have made teaching easier than with desks and the electicity has made teaching more effective due to the use of laptops and projectors during lessons.

    — Samuel and Leah (two of the teachers)

  • We are so happy about the new toilets especially for the older girls. They are very hygienic with the 24 hour tap water and very private.

    — Lillian and Patience (students)

  • Thanks for the feeding programme. Sometimes we lack something to put in the children's stomachs for breakfast and even lunch but no worries because Mustard Seed has catered for them. Thanks for the stationery facilities provided in school because our earnings could not cater for that.

    — Three parent representatives

  • The school is now well equipped with a modern library which has created an ease of revision and learning in the whole school. The tables have made teaching easier than with desks and the electicity has made teaching more effective due to the use of laptops and projectors during lessons.

    — Samuel and Leah (two of the teachers)