Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Letter from Malcom Dyer

Dear Martin and Niamh,

We are in the process of putting up a single-storey building and we are in the thick of digging foundations and starting to set the conrete bases for the pillars. We hope that one day we shall add a second storey so that is why we are making the foundations deep and strong.

We have about twenty young men from the parish doing this work so it is benefitting many families and the young men themselves. We have a very good foreman and an assistant one who are very capable and experience in the building trade.

The children started back yesterday and because of the building works we have had to squeeze one of the classes that we next to the nursery into the hall. Also we have to cut the nursery school building in half so the nursery school is also a bit squeezed.

We have two committees for fund-raising one in Thika and one in Nairobi. We are trying to have a big fund-raising event maybe on 28th June and a preliminary one in April- a fundraising dinner.

Our head-teacher, Nayambura, has got a diploma in Special Needs Education and another teacher will soon get hers.

We have been given 46 mattresses and pillows for the children for use at their homes as many do not have comfortable beds. We are in the process of distributing the.

The Vatican - Holy Childhood Fund has given us some money to provide porridge for the children.

That's all for now.

Thanks and God bless,
Fr. Malcom Dyer

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