HEre are some of the projects in East Africa that CanAssist is working on - or plans to start soon. Your donation can help us complete this work.
We have recently funded the construction of a medical incinerator project at the Olimai Clinic in Uganda. This essential rural community clinic services a large number of individuals for a wide variety of issues. The clinic applied for funding for the construction of a medical waste incinerator as they were experiencing the safety concern of children picking through the ashes of waste burned in an open pit. The construction has begun, as you can see in the photo below.
The Hope For Youth School in Uganda has received support from CanAssist over the past several years and the students are doing well. The school now has a teachers' quarters which facilitates the hiring and retention of good teachers. Having affordable accommodation on site means that teachers can focus more on their students and their lessons. Currently we are in the process of providing the finishing touches to the new 4 classroom school structure on the property to replace the original school that has become quite dilapidated. Donations from multiple sources helped make this dream a reality! The school will be having an official opening soon and you can check back later for updated photos.
Canassist recently funded the repair of 7 borehole wells in the Mukono region of Uganda. These outdated community boreholes were in much need of repair as each well services 500-1000 people. Access to clean water is a basic human need which CanAssist is happy to support. We just finished the seventh repair and there are other communities waiting for your help. With your help we CanAssist!
We just received pictures of the opening ceremonies of the two classroom block at the S.P. Geddes School in Kenya, which was built thanks to a generous grant from the ETFO (Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario) Humanity Fund.
CanAssist trustee, Nancy Grew and her son Adrian, visited the sports pad at St Catherine school in the Ramula District of Kenya in May, 2018. Nancy is pleased to report that a basketball program for both boys and girls has developed at this school as well as at the high school up the hill. The timing has been perfect as Nancy has learned that the government of Kenya has recently reformed the curriculum with an increased emphasis on Physical Education. Physical education provides obvious health benefits but also the advantages of learning teamwork skills (cooperation, strategy, teamwork, dealing with both winning and losing). Most students at St. Catherine School are eager to play and practices are watched by younger students waiting for their opportunity. The photo below highlights the historic community basketball tournament that was held at the school on the last weekend of Nancy's trip. Three local teams competed and good fun was had by all. We are currently collecting donations for the construction of a paved court at Ramula Secondary School. Can you help?
"Dr. Mary Drinkwater is working with a group of Maasai women in the rural Rift Valley of Kenya to start a Maasai Girls Vocational and Leadership Training Centre near Magadi, Kenya. In July, 2017, the focus of the project has been expanded to include youth and the broader community development. Recently Mary and her group completed this 2-door latrine, an essential requirement for this new school. She is now looking for support to construct a perimeter security fence around the school compound. The new title in the 'How to Donate' section is: Namayianha: Maasai Youth Community Empowerment Centre.
CanAssist has also constructed two pit latrines at the Obiaya school near Kisumu, Kenya, one for students and one for the teaching staff. These before and after photos clearly show the positive impact.
We are presently seeking funding for a latrine at the Kamin Oningo Fishing Community beach complex, latrines and a kitchen facility for the Nakiwaate Primary School in rural Uganda, water catchment at the Holy Innocents Medical Facility, a kitchen and fuel efficient wood burning stove at the St. Mathew School in the Bwindi region of Uganda, additional guttering and water catchment at the Kaswanga Girls' School on Rusinga Island, Kenya, a latrine for the Nyalunya School in Kenya, a housing complex for girls at the Cara Women's Empowerment Centre and the installation of a sports pad at Ramula Secondary. We continue to buy books, furnishings and supplies for several schools throughout the district. All of these projects need your support. Click on the link to donate now!