In January 2013, a friend of Faith’s late sister came to visit her whilst she was staying in Katete. Winnie was a trained primary school teacher; she wanted to set up a nursery school, but had no premises to run it from. Faith suggested that she set up the school out of doors on her land and used her own home when the weather was bad. And so the Isaiah nursery was born. The name is taken from the verse in the book of Isaiah (on our homepage) which was inspirational to Faith when shaping her wider vision for her community.
Currently around 40 children attend, many of whom are from the poorest section of the community. A number of these children are of a senior primary age, but have not previously had the opportunity to go to school. In February 2014 we had sufficient funds available to pay for the construction of a simple two-room building, which was completed in December 2014. Winnie has now left the school; our current teacher is Allen, a young mum who had been one of our sponsored children. The school building is home to a local Anglican church on a Sunday, whose congregation had previously met in the open air. On weekday afternoons, an adult literacy class has recently started up in the building.
We hope that in the future we will link the nursery to one in the UK, and that it will eventually develop into a registered primary school.