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A Very Happy Kahara Community at Ground Breaking
The Kahara community was very excited to take part in the ground breaking of its second classroom block on 26 November. With pupils, teachers, parents and local council members in attendance, the day was a joyous occasion.
The local council chairman said the community has been lacking a standard school for their community and that the partnership with Build Africa and Charlene’s Project is ‘like God’ being sent to their community.
Victoria addressing the gathering
Victoria Ikedi, the School Management Committee Chairperson, echoed the same sentiments. “A star dropped in the community of Kahara to shine bright light to our community. Build Africa and Charlene’s Project are a God-given present to the Kahara community; it just came to us like a surprise and it is getting bigger and bigger.”
“Since the beginning of the world, no one from Kahara has gone far in life of professionalism. This new block will make children learn with ease,” said Bernard, Kahara’s Head Teacher.
|Violet giving her speech|
“Having a complete classroom shows that the school is ready for learning. This is what a competition ground looks like; we will have lawyers, doctors, teachers and all sorts of literate people in this community. It has never been the case before,” said Robert Mayamba, one of the parents.
Pupil Violet emphasized how important the new classrooms will be to her and her classmates: “We used to have jiggers (fleas that very painfully burrow under the skin) in our old dusty classroom block. We shall no longer have jiggers.”
The community has every reason to be excited for the second classroom block to be built. Kahara Primary School has been comprised of mud and wattle classrooms for many years. Children have been suffering with jiggers as a result of dust and during the rainy season, the classrooms would leak and the be filled with mud. In these classrooms the children would sit on stones, sticks, or simply on the floor. Through partnering with Build Africa and Charlene’s Project, the school will get the quality infrastructure it needs to truly flourish.
Happy pupils at ground breaking