Today, Chaffinch has made its first real impact by purchasing 32 textbooks for the school at Future Stars.
These will replace the textbooks that were falling apart and out of date. Whilst we still have only 1 textbook for each class, at least those textbooks are in good condition and contain the correct curriculum. This will ensure that the children are learning the skills and information they need to pass the standardised government exams.
Hopefully we will soon be able to provide further textbooks to allow the children, in addition to the teacher, to see a copy during lessons.
This purchase has also been a test of the systems for sending funds from the UK to Kenya and establishing the protocol for the paper trail that will ensure all funds are correctly accounted for.
We thank our supporters for their generosity, which has allowed us to make this first vital purchase.