On Tuesday we ventured off to the Riubi School in rural Meru. Unfortuantely the children were not there because it is their annual holiday break. But, we were able to meet with the staff including the principal of the school and others. They really made a big deal about us being there.
Paul found about this school when he travelled there in October. Many years ago this was a thriving elementary school and in fact the current principal attended this school and graduated from here. But, then it closed down for many years. Recently they reopened due to the efforts of the staff to bring it back to life and make schooling available for the surrounding children living in their huts. According to US standards this would be a very inadequate facility with dirt floors and other issues. And in fact they currently do not have electricity. They also are looking for funding for a school lunch program. Paul found this out and has asked for Isaac's help in raising awareness for this school and perhaps with his photography, helping to fund a program to supply these things for the school. So Isaac went around and took pictures and we will soon be beginning a project for them to raise funds for these two efforts.
(continue reading for Lucas's additional funding project...=)
(check out the "road" to the left of the sign.
That's what the roads looked like that we took to get to the school)
more views from around the property:
one of the detached classrooms they call "the nursery"--I think that means it is for the younger children.
yes that's dirt floors
inside another classroom
Keep Riubi School in your prayers. And we will keep you informed as Isaac's project develops. He has made a HUGE committment to them. To God be the Glory!