The children at GIWA Farm resettlement Farm have benefited with a new primary school constructed by VICDA which has been fully funded by WTA, Canada. After the post election violence in the year 2008, a number of families were left homeless and they were forced out of their homes. This affected a number of children who dropped out of school and they have no access to education. The children were left out with their families with no alternative but to wait for a miracle to happen. When the Kenya Government started the IDPs resettlement program, GIWA Farm families were among the first beneficiaries to be resettled in their new land which is now their permanent home. After resettlement, VICDA came in to access the project needs. The farm have no any social amenities at all and VICDA/WTA came to an agreement to construct a primary school to attend the needs of the children first as they have been out of school for more than 3 years.
The construction started in April, 2010 and completion of all classes from grade 1-8 was completed by end of March, 2011. The school was officially launched by Office of the President, Minister for State, Ministry of Special program Hon. Esther Murugi mathenge and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education Pro. Ole Kiayapi on 25th march, 2011. The event was beautiful and full of joy from parents and most importantly the children. The construction costed us US$81,250.00.
The school is having 500 children from different IDPs camps in the area since they are still more families who are still living in tents hoping to be resettled one day.
VICDA is now fundraising to connect water at a different IDPs camps called San Marco Resettlement Land where the families have no access to any water. The project is costing us US$10,000.00. All what these families are need of are basic needs. In the same San Marco Resettlement Land VICDA is also looking for a donor who can fund construction of a nursery school as the children have to walk 4 kilometers to the nearest school and alot of them are unable to attend the school since they are very tiny to walk such a long distance. This project is having a budget of US$9,000 fully furnished nursery school. VICDA is working on permanent solutions to the families in need since these projects will serve hundreds of thousands of people as the year goes.
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