To be built on approximately one acre of land just to the west of the Children’s Homes, the Technical School is on its way to reality. Above is an artist’s rendition of the compound. As you can see it is an ambitious project for KCK.
The final compound is designed to have the following features:
- Administrative Offices for the director and his staff.
- The Men’s and Women’s Exit Houses
- Three additional two story Children’s Homes
- Class and Conference Rooms
- A Workshop building to initially house three 26 foot by 40 foot workshops. It is designed to have a second floor added in the future.
In 2008-2009 Humphrey reached out in Faith and God answered his prayers with the property that was bought to house the Technical School meet future needs of the KCK programs. This past year Humphrey and the Board of Directors reached out in again in Faith and dug the foundation, dedicating it to God’s continuing work through the raising up and training of Orphans.
Since that time Humphrey has seen God act by providing, in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, donated Industrial strength shop tools for us to ship in donated containers. In addition, donations from local Kenyan individuals, additional USA individual, as well as, some Government agencies have continued to come in.
Today, standing on the west side of the property, amid the banana trees and corn fields, the Workshops, classrooms and office are in place. There is still work to be done on them though.
To complete the construction of the school, we still need to:
- Complete the classrooms
- Complete the ablution block
- Equip the workshops and classrooms
Once open, the school will provide training that will give the students the possibility of making a living. Some of the skills to be taught include tailoring, carpentry, masonry, hairdressing, plumbing, landscaping, electrical, catering, and computers. These skills will not only benefit the students in their lives, but the community as well.
The local government is very excited about this training and is in full support. Humphrey’s plan is to use the school to not only train the local young men and women but also to create products as a part of the training that can be sold in the local markets of Kenya. The funds raised from the sale of these products would then be used to construct the remainder of the compound.
Your contributions can help. In addition to the construction, we desperately need funds for equipment and tools. Once completed, continuing funding will be needed for teacher salaries, maintenance, and utilities until such time as the school is self-sufficient.
Your contribution of money or equipment will make the difference in providing these young adults a chance at a life they will not otherwise get.