Help to build a secondary school for Matopeni children!
The very first children who had got a primary school education at BCC in Matopeni sat for their K.C.P.E (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) examination in November 2009 and their results were very good.
Stephen Okwaro the local representative for Matopeni school project and also headmaster for the school wrote on 31st December 2009: " I would like to share with you the joy that has come our way after the results of our first class/grade 8 candidate for the year 2009.Remember this was the first national examination that B.C.C children did and we are glad to inform you that generally they wonderfully done well and the possibilities are they may be invited in good Secondary schools to continue with their secondary school studies"
Now after a couple of months is the situation not so hopeful for the the former class 8 candidates. Two girls and one boy could join a secondary school thanks to their sponsors, but the resting five children couldn't join any secondary school because their guardians couldn't afford the school fees. These children have nothing to do and they just stay at home at often bad guardians who might force them to criminal activities like to return back to the streets, prostitution,stealing and so on. There is no job for youth without any further education.
If we don't keep working on a secondary school will these fantastic young people go loosed and forced to choose a way of criminality.
A classroom for form 1 has already been completed but still it is impossible to start form 1 class for former class 8 candidates.Simply because the school needs enough text books for reading (after the decree in the Kenyan syllabus). The school also needs desks for the students and well equipped laboratories for Biology,Physics and Chemistry.Otherwise the Government may not allow BCC to operate the school.
After a visit at BCC and considering the situation with Stephen he suggested that the secondary school education must be the next step we urgently need to work for.
All the other task are now on hold and the secondary school project has now a status of "needs urgent help"
We hope very much that you will stay with us also during this impotant process.
I upload the budget plan and the drawing of the planned school. I also upload two pictures of the compound for the school.
Please check them carefully and don't hestitate to ask for more information.
There is compound donated for the school. It would be very important to start the building job at least with a couple of rooms, otherwise BCC will loose the compound.
What is needed at first, is a project plan for the secondary school very urgently.
Please join us to build the school for a brighter future for BCC candidates!