Before they arrived, we had bought 14 beds for them to sleep in a house in Tsunza, and they all repaid for their bed, contributing to the project of creating a place for future volunteers and visitors to stay without problem. She also helped covering books, preparing the school material to be distributed among the 51 sponsored kids, etc.
Her personal project was paying for the labour and workers needed for the construction of the library which was more than 200 euros. She also helped acquiring furniture for the roof of the library and buying school material for Tsunza. She helped painting, preparing cement, building latrines, and preparing so many games for the children such as painting faces, learning songs, playing sports, etc.
She also wanted to contribute with the library project, so spent more than 100 euros with very good chosen books, she bought school material, she helped varnishing beds, covering books, preparing cement, painting doors. As she was concerned about education, she also gave some English lessons under the tree, brought books and medicines from Spain.
1800 COPY BOOKS that were distributed among a Private tuition school, Tsunza Primary School, Razul Nursery Islamic Centre, Molem Islamic Centre, etc.
975 PENCILS, 300 PENS, 500 RULERS, 425 RUBBERS, 150 SHARPENERS, 100 COLOUR BOXES, CHALK, 5 BLACKBOARDS, 6 MAPS, BIG COPY BOOKS, RED PENS AND SHOES FOR THE TEACHERS, etc.
Laura and Silvia also helped preparing activities for the children, covering books for the library and building, among many other things and despite Laura almost broke her leg twice!
Silvia was very much concerned about the studying atmosphere of the village, and she gave a small speech about the importance of studyin habits and decided to set up some tuition time every morning from 9 am to 11 am to set a model to be imitated by the all the families. So far the system has been very successful and we received news from Tsunza that the lessons continue and that now they take place in the library. They also helped varnishing, painting, building, covering books, entertaining children, etc.
They had brought baby clothes and school material from Spain and went arround the village distributing the material among the poorest families. They also bought a wheelchair for a handicapped kid that we sponsored last year, and spent a few days in the Likoni orphanage, where they bought food for the kids and supervised the construction of the classrooms at Timbwani.
They were fixing all types of things, erecting walls, digging soil to place the pipes of the latrines, etc. They also wanted to contribute with the acquisition of a solar panel and pay for all the expenses for it to be installed on the roof of the library. The total cost of this project was around 400 Euros. And the electrical light finally arrived to Tsunza!
They were great with the kids too and could not stop taking care of them, playing games and organising sports with those who wanted. Everybody will miss them in Tsunza!
The last weekend of July Anna and Jordi, a couple from Girona (Spain), also visited Likoni and Tsunza. They had fundraised money for both places and spent half of the amount buying a lot of food for the kids at the orphanage and with the other half they paid for food for 14 families in Tsunza and bought a handcart for transport.
Two volunteers from Spain. These two twins helped with the construction of the two remaining classrooms in Barcelona Block in Timbwani School. They also brought some kids to the doctor and brought school material and baby clothes to Tsunza village. They bought a double bed, bedsheets and matrasses since, when they arrived, there weren’t enough beds and some kids were sleeping on the floor. They restored furniture and bought new one. They bought breakfast every morning, shoes and underwear for the kids.
They paid for the monthly rent of July (250 euros) and bought food for the kids. They also bought some school material and organised some evening lessons and studying atmosphere for the kids at the orphanage. They also brought the kids on excursion and so many other things. In general, they had a great experience and were even able to visit Tsunza village for a weekend.
After two weeks in Kenya, the third of our volunteers arrived, Aina Noguera from Mallorca, who was also a great help both in Likoni and Tsunza. Aina was tagged as the entertainer of Children of Africa. She was great playing with the kids, and was able to make everybody laugh every day.
She taught songs, she organised football matches, Swahili-English lessons under the tree, and so much more. She contributed to the development of Tsunza by paying for the furniture necessary to roof the library and to make the shelves, as well as, varnishing, covering books, bringing stones, etc. Her energy was endless!