Mabati School Construction in Kenya
East Africa is in dire need of schools. Existing schools generally are very rundown and not maintained very well. Nearly 60 percent of high school age children do not have a school to attend on a daily basis.
The Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) has a vision to provide a future with hope for the children in Kenya and Tanzania. They are constructing two classrooms at a time. Congregations are encouraged to start the schools, usually nursery schools, in their churches first. When they have the students, then they try and assist with two classrooms. These classrooms are used for regular schooling, Sunday School, meetings, and feeding programs.
The receiving congregation provides the land and the foundation. After all this is finished, we help them complete the classrooms. It is a great way for churches from the U.S. to work with groups and to be involved in changing the lives of many children and communities. Churches from the U.S. can also form long-term relationships by building two classrooms every two years as the church school grows to a completed primary school.
Minimum Goal for 2016
- $70,000: add two school classrooms to ten churches for $7,000 each
- $10,000: school equipment for $1,000 per classroom