Tuesday, 20 January 2015


Our school build has hit a cash crisis so, today, we are launching an urgent appeal for £4,000 to raise the roof on the primary school.
Once the roof is on we can get the classrooms finished and the primary children moved over the new site alongside their younger brothers and sisters who have settled in brilliantly in the completed kindergarten.
Relocating the school has been a huge and worrying undertaking.
Mama, who speaks directly to you in this video filmed yesterday, keeps a tight rein on spending and economies have been made everywhere possible.                                    
Mama  and Elizabeth are working flat out to try to bring in new funds for the build at the same time as our family has grown to 106, with the arrival of more children in desperate need of a safe home.
Moving the school will give us eight more rooms for family use, which means that we will be able to take many more children who need us.
At a time where so many in our community are out of work, our build has brought much needed employment meaning those workers can, at least, feed their families. 
Every one of the 66,000 makuti palm tiles needed for the roof are handmade locally, again giving an income where it is desperately needed.
We must get this roof on NOW.
With YOUR help and YOUR love, we WILL do it.
  • Donate  £10 (25 tiles) Text ROOF08 £10 to 70070 
  •  or any amount online to Justgiving  https://www.justgiving.com/smiletiles/
  •  to make a bank transfer or cheque payment contact: elizabethgomm@childrenofwatamu.net