Mercy Youth Intiative - Hope School
The Hope School is based in Usare Village, just south of Mbita Point, Kenya. In addition to the small elementary school, there is an associated preschool just inside Mbita Town.
We first visited the school in July 2011 after they applied to CanAssist for funding of a farm/garden project. We took school supplies and balls to the school. When one child was given a ball she told the teacher it was the first real ball she had been able to play with.
The school, like many in the community, is populated with vulnerable children, many of whom are very disadvantaged and orphaned. There are about 200 children now attending the Hope School in Mbita town and another 200 at the more rural school site..
In 2013, in response to the video at the left, we were able to raise sufficient funds to build two classrooms at the rural school. Later in 2013 and 2014 we constructed latrines at both schools and in 2015 CanAssist is funding local construction of 200 chairs and 100 desks to be used at this school (which had no furnishings)
Classrooms funded by the CanAssist African Relief Trust at Hope School, Mbita, Kenya
First third of the desks for Hope School that will be build locally in 2015-16