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The GHC school has continued to grow against all the challenges that have threatened its existence.It has continued to be a CENTRE of hope for many Bright-needy and worthy students.With very meager resources, the centre has made tremendous progress towards self sufficiency.
The green house project is seen as one of the milestone steps towards this. The Management has set up several strategies to see the school attain a sustainable status. We are currently seeking funding to engage in a medium scale FISH production.
The fact that GHC is a small Community Based organization That supports school going children from poor families has not not negated its impact in achieving its GOALS and Objectives.
As we grow we have continued to face lots of CHALLENGES and EXPERIENCE on countering /solving them. Getting funds for our projects is one major challenge, Volunteers is another one since we cannot be able to pay staff.But as we move on we are slowly moving from nothing to something.OUR tomatoes project to generate income has been partly successful. The tomatoes in the open field were greatly damaged by the heavy .This has made lots of loses and hence reduction in gains from the green house. The impact of the heavy rains was minimal on the green house. We hope the the losses made can be balanced with the gains from the green house.WE hope that engaging in many different income generating activities will reduce risks on losses and enhance our sustainability.
We are looking forward to our friends, partners, and wekll wishers to link us, support us and inspire us towards making our community a prosperous community and a better olace to live, work, invest and enjoy.
Project Manager @ The GHC- School Nairobi.
Until about three months ago, our school used to receive food rations from the World Food Program (WFP), however periodically it occurred. We used to receive burger wheat, oil, beans and salt.
However, since January, we have not received food rations from the organization. In a sense, the children had not been eating, and cooking at the school is one of the things that keeps the children in school.
Then when our Swedish guests were about to return to Sweden, Elisabeth Thorne, on behalf of the group, gave the school US$100 to cook for the kids.
The school used the US$100 to cook for the entire school – kids and staff – for one whole week, and everyone had enough to eat every day. In fact, instead of cooking burger wheat for the kids, the school bought rice – Liberia’s staple food.
We wish to express our profound thanks to Elisabeth and the other visitors for donating the US$100, which fed the entire school for one complete school week.
If any individual or organization out there is willing to help the kids and the staff to eat at school every day, US$100 can do that for a whole week. Yes, US$100 can feed the students and the staff for a week!
To donate by PayPal, or for more information, please go to the school website.
PAUL YEENIE HARRY
LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE, BUCHANAN
our sajos school was opened yesterday and turn up of kids was well and teachers received all the kids in good health ,no any child was reported sick or having any problem ,we thank God for his favor to the kids ,also we received a lot of new kids ,we are having alot of challenges because we don't have food to start the feeding program ,also we need learning materials and many others items ,but we trust God he will provide us with all our needs
"Now we are running three projects; Friday celebration program for children, compound wall and Income generation program for poor parents so that they can regular their children in school. day meal is being very effective because students involve in different community as well as school base program and they stay till 4 o clock in Friday. Students are more responsible and they are aware about their school life. The cleaner school, managed classroom, involved parents are major achievements after partnership with Nabuur."
Min Bahadur Shahi
Education Concern Center, Nepal
The GHC has continued to grow against all the challenges that threatened it survival.Although we limited our number of children to less than one hundred, many are interested in joining the GHC school.
We decided to limit the number to a manageable level. We hope that we will be able to allow in some more pupils.
LATE Last year GHC was funded by the SAFARICOM FOUNDATION to start a green house project- An income generating activity for the sustainability of the SCHOOL. The green house is doing well.The tomatoes are 52 days old now. Hope that we will start HARVESTING early next month. The Green house project has also faced many challenges, but we have been able to address most of them.
We hope that this will enable GHC to stabilize and grow to great HEIGHTS. We will be able to accommodate more needy pupils and help them to access Good Quality EDUCATION. We have also partnered with another group and now engaging in FISH insemination and Fingerlings production and selling. Hope that some of you out there will give us links on this new idea. Many other small groups and organisations have admired our project and want to go our direction to attain sustainablility.
Great THANKS to the Nabuur website and staff for the many links they have given us and I can see the fruits starting to come in.
I SALUTE you all for the GOOD work. Not able to upload some of the photos but hope to try next time. Thank you. Project Manager @ The GHC school.
The interview was held with Alon Mwesigwa from the Observer on February 16th, as we were passing Kampala on our way to Entebbe airport. Credits go to Maria Auma (a Ugandan artist known as Blue Petal) for putting us in touch with Alon from the Observer.
The wearing of PE uniform is one of the things that schools require their students to do in Liberia, but our school, until recently, was not doing it for many reasons. As the Bible says, “Everything has time,” and because the right time has come, our school has introduced it as part of its dress code. Everyone, especially the kids, are excited about it.
The dress code is that the PE T-Shirt (provided by the school), should be worn with white, blue or red shorts; white, blue or red socks; and white or black sneakers. However, because most of the kids in our school come from poor background, their parents cannot afford outfit, which causes many of the students to use the PE T-Shirt with anything they have, including slippers and old jeans trousers.
The major thing is that our kids have started using PE T-Shirts, which is an important requirement in Liberian schools. Many thanks to all those who are helping us to help the kids!
In a non-related development, we wish to inform everyone that our school’s late Vice Principal for Instructions, Esau Wleh, has been buried. We wish to thank all of you for your condolences, encouragement and prayers during the period of bereavement.
PAUL YEENIE HARRY
LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE, BUCHANAN
Lack of adequate room for expansion, enough space for children to play has been a great challenge. In the recent past, children have been knocked down by motorbikes and sustained injuries.The moving vehicles motorcycles and bicycles are a big threat to the safety of our children. We have relocated to a nearby place where the safety of our children is assured to higher degree than our previous position.There is room for expansion and a possibility of settling there permanently..
The road here is closed at one end hence not used. Besides this, we have requested the owners of a playground in the neighborhood to allow the children to play from there.However there are some challenges such as ONE toilet being used by children and staff, lack of enough desks due to the surge in the number of children.
Children in some classes are using stones as chairs to seat on and their knees as tables- read and write with books on their knees.
Members of the community contributed some desks but still, they are not ENOUGH. we are in need of 25 more desks.
Despite this challenges we are now about to transplant our seedlings in the green house. We shall do this by next week. The tomato seedlings are healthy and growing vigorously. Hope that this green house project will enable us solve some fundamental problems once and for all. Therefore we are currently in URGENT NEED of help for DESKS. If you can support or link US to somebody or an organization that can support, we shall be very grateful.
Thank you very much.
Grapevine Hope Centre.