What is a classroom without any furniture?
Craftsmen within Kibera have been doing a great job producing tables and chairs for the children to use in their new classrooms.
Made of solid wood, this new furniture should last for many years.
The total number of pieces produced:
- 15 tables
- 30 chairs
Each piece has been painted in either red, green, or yellow, both to protect the wood and also to make them look really cheerful for the young children who will use them.
We are just waiting for the paint to dry on the red chairs before everything will be in place for the start of the new school year in January.
By having this furniture made by hand in Kibera, rather than purchasing factory made items from a wholesaler, we have been able to support the craftsmen trying to make a living for themselves and support their own families within the slum. In this way, we are ensuring that the money raised by Chaffinch is benefitting as many people as possible – reaching out beyond Future Stars and into the wider community.