We have continued to make progress against all odds.
In about ONE month from now we will be Harvesting our First Fruits from the Green house project. Courtesy of The SAFARICOM FOUNDATION.
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.
We have moved our School about 200Metres away from our previous LOCATION with all the children due to various reasons.This is probably going to be our permanent LOCATION.
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.