WHAT A WEEK!
John hard at work in the renovations
of the new Iftin classroom
All this week, Erica and the Fallingbrook Heights volunteers have been busy in Eastleigh with Laura, Nelius, Farhiya, Patrick and the Iftin ladies. Here are a few glimpses into the week:
Nelius and Farhiya moving the Iftin literacy classes
outdoors as the entire Eastleigh Community Centre
undergoes a much needed facelift!
The new Iftin Unity Garden
is taking shape!
Nelius helping one of the Iftin girls water some of the sack gardens infront of the new classroom. Already eight teams of refugee women have entered the urban gardening contest and are growing vegetables in sack gardens throughout Eastleigh. We are so excited to see the ladies are putting their gardening training into practice both in the community centre and in their own homes. We pray for great success!
Lila helping to lay out the hundreds of new Kenyan readers and story books for the Eastleigh Community Centre library.
Yesterday morning, they presented a mountain of new books and sports equipment to the staff and students of the primary school. It was an emotional day as the little library rarely receives new books, especially African readers. All of the books provided by Fallingbrook Heights were purchased in Kenya and are a part of the official Kenyan curriculum. A huge thanks to the generosity of the Fallingbrook Heights Baptist Church who raised the funds for the library. (On behalf of the team, we also want to thank the Nairobi Textbook Centre for their discount -- it is amazing how many books they were able to bring into the school!)
Erica and Don in the new workspace for Noor Creations.
The team is off for a weekend break, but they will return to the community centre on Monday to lead two days of professional development workshops with the entire staff.
On a personal note, we are excited to be celebrating Ava's 5th Birthday this Saturday. She left for pre-school this morning with a big box of mommy's cookies to celebrate with her class.
We hope you all have a great weekend!