COCO

Safe Space for Brighter Futures

All children need a safe place to learn. Currently, Mercy Primary School has two year groups in every classroom. The school urgently needs four more permanent classrooms for its 231 pupils to study in. Help create a safe space so brighter futures can be forged for years to come.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in Scotland (SC030428)

Campaign target

£8,000

Amount raised

£8,160

Donations

42

Championed by The Coles-Medlock Foundation

  • "I received the good marks I needed thanks to the good foundation that Mercy provided. Mercy was like a family to me for eight years of my lift. I really enjoyed interacting with the children and teachers.”

    — Peter - Previous Head Boy at Mercy Primary School

  • Education is more than that acquired in the classroom and in the school, it should be able to make a person live a happy life. COCO's Schools for Life programme makes sure that this happens!

    — Oswin Mahundi - East Africa Partnerships Director

Situation

In October, Mercy Primary School in Kenya had to pull down five temporary classrooms that were awaiting replacement, after a change in the law meant any school with temporary classrooms would be closed. Thankfully, the school already has five safe classrooms and one new classroom is under construction, but we urgently need to raise funds to build an additional four permanent classrooms, so that the school can remain open and students can continue learning.

Solution

Your support will improve the infrastructure of Mercy Primary School and ensure the school can remain open. The community are working hard to create brighter futures and break the cycle of poverty for their children, but are living in poverty themselves. They can’t afford the costs of constructing classrooms. Your support will mean hundreds of children every year will be able to receive quality education in a safe environment for years to come.