Expanding the Bishop Hannington Academy for primary education in the Anglican Diocese of Mumias, Kenya.
In 2013 the Kenyan government introduced free primary education. This has led to big increases in the numbers of children enrolled in schools. But the number of teachers has not increased and classrooms are congested. Some classes have as many as 150 pupils with students sharing desks. In other cases, a shortage of buildings means children trying to learn outside, despite the vagaries of the weather.
Aware of this challenge, the Anglican Diocese of Mumias established the Bishop Hannington Academy as their contribution towards better quality primary education in a Christian context. Their current enrolment stands at 38. The school currently consists of just one block with two classrooms, with a third room serving as the administrative wing. At present, they have three grades, Kindergarten, Grade One and Grade Two. The Diocese employs three teachers.
The Bishop and Diocese would like to expand the school and build more classrooms. It will cost 20,000 USD to build and furnish a new classroom. Very good value by Western European standards!
Our Lent Appeal could go most of the way toward assisting the Diocese of Mumbias’ mission to educate primary school children.
I wish you a holy Lent.
With every blessing,
+Robert Gibraltar in Europe
Donations to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal can be made through our Treasurers or speak with fr Mark for more details.