News from Desai

Brian Desai Student

The Desai Memorial School in the Nairobi slums has been hit again. This time the local authority have decided to build a new road and have put it in so close to the school you could almost touch it and separating the school from the toilet block we built for them last year.

As always with the Swindon Old Town we have swung into action freeing up a £1000 earmarked as a contribution to the global grant and for two teachers annual salaries, in order to build temporary toilets. These are vital because if the school fails to open or opens too late in the year many of these children will never return. And for the older ones this is the term when they take their Kenya Primary Certificate without which they will have no hope in finding reasonable job opportunities or higher education.

Contributions and donations continue to be sought to ensure we do not let the children of Desai down. Contact Rotarian Mike Welsh for more details