Congratulations to Chichester College’s staff and students who have raised £82,000 to build a new school in Kenya.
After working with the African Adventures Foundation and raising money for the school for over two years, the new Walk Centre Primary School opened recently – much to the delight of staff and students from Chichester College and the children who it will benefit.
The school will provide high quality education to thousands of young children living in extreme poverty in the Hilton slum area of Nakuru.
To raise such a magnificent total in order to ensure the school could be opened, staff and students from Chichester College have been busy holding many fundraising events. These have included bake sales, skydives, fire walks and even embarked on a gruelling 1,200 km cycle across Kenya and Tanzania in just 10 days.
Shelagh Legrave OBE, chief executive for the Chichester College Group said: “I am so very proud of the staff and students at Chichester and Brinsbury.
“We always say our aim is to change lives through learning – and the herculean efforts that went into making the Big Build happen epitomises everything we stand for.
“To give children living in conditions we can’t begin to imagine the opportunity to learn, to be educated – something we take for granted here – is absolutely amazing.”
The Josh Skinner Memorial Fund, set up in memory of a Chichester College student who passed away in 2005, also supported the college’s fundraising efforts by sponsoring a classroom which was painted by college volunteers – including Josh’s parents – in August to bring the project to a fitting conclusion.
To find out more about The Walk Centre, please visit www.african-adventures.co.uk/foundation/the-walk-centre.