New Computer Lab for Christ the King Primary School in Kenya
September 11, 2014
Arlington, Wash. -- Agathos International is pleased to award the 2014 grant from the Roho Mtakatifu Mission Endowment Fund to Christ the King Primary School in Bungoma, Kenya, East Africa, for installation of a new computer lab. The new lab will provide training for 1,300 pupils, 54 teachers, and various staff. The project will begin on January 1st, 2015, with expected project completion by March 31st.
This is the third year the grant has been awarded to Christ the King schools.
The grant will enable Christ the King to install 30 computers in the new lab. In 2013, the grant was used to build and outfit a sewing school for women as part of the larger school. In 2012, the grant was used to build a food storage building, desperately needed to protect the school’s food supply from rodents.
Bungoma County has a 62% literacy rate, and the addition of the computer lab will help the students to become technologically literate, as well, preparing them for an exciting life after school. Currently, the community’s main trade is farming, yet antiquated farming practices and poor management of the area’s abundant rainfall lead to low crop yields. As a result, 66% of the county lives in poverty (USAID Kenya). Training the next generation to be computer literate has the potential to increase the quality of life for the whole region. Agathos International is proud to partner with a school that has done so much in the region with God’s help. We look forward to seeing how He will use this new lab for His glory and the benefit of the community in Bungoma.
Schoolchildren line up for lunch at Christ the King Primary School (photo credit: Marc Fulmer)
Christ the King Primary School classrooom building (photo credit: Marc Fulmer)