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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Grant for Water Well Awarded
Earlier this month, the American International Women's Club of Genoa (AIWC) raised $1,200 to fund the building of a water well.
As part of a larger project to create a sustainable farm that will provide food for the school's lunch program, the well addresses one of the most important parts of this preparation. That is, assuring a constant supply of water.
The school has tap water for day to day use, but using tap water for farming would raise monthly water costs to extremely high rates, especially during the dry season. This well which will be built on the school's property means that the school is assured a constant, free supply of water for the farm.
We are currently approaching the AIWC, and other funders, to complete this project as part of our mission to build long-term, sustainable programs with projects that can be managed by the community and continue without a large amount of outside funding.
If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact Jen Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org or 347.330.2670)
Thank you to Margaret Canepa and the AIWC of Genoa!
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We provide high- quality primary education to approximately 175 children in rural Kenya.We also offer computer skills training, health education, and after school tutoring.Without VutakakaJuniorSchool, many of our students would not attend school at all or would have to study in extremely overcrowded (up to 200 students in a class) and under- resourced government schools.Our curriculum is based on Kenyan & European standards.
The East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children (EAC) is a non-profit organization that helps communities achieve empowerment by increasing literacy for women and children, improving health status, and eradicating poverty.
Takaungu is on the east coast of Kenya between Kilifi and Mombasa