Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Donors respond to help victims of Fire at Kyaithani Secondary School

Fire Damage to 37 bunks and personal items
One evening in early May while the students were attending a study session at Kyaithani Secondary School, some still unknown malicious person poured petrol on most of the bunk beds in the boys dormitory buildings and set them on fire.

37 out of the 52 boy boarders lost all their items. 

Most of the families of these boys do not have the money to replace the lost items. 

Boys now sleeping on the floor of a classroom
Damage to personal items, books and the building totalled almost $3000.
Fortunately, there were no injuries or casualties as a result of the fire or during the major efforts by everyone to put it out before it spread to the other school buildings.

Members of the Sunshine Coast-Sechelt BC (Canada) Rotary Club have donated $1500 to help and the Chatelech Interact Club in Sechelt contributed an additional $300. 
Chatelech Secondary School Interact Club donates $300 to help
These Chatelech secondary students are making a bond with the students at Kyaithani as earlier this year they contributed $300 towards the scholarship program that we have to help enable students from poor families to attend school here in this remote rural area of eastern Kenya.  They have also begun an email exchange program between the two schools.

Thanks to every one who has contributed to this emergency need.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so on the "donate" button near the top right of this page.  Please add a notation that your donation is for the fire.


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