Many of Katete’s poorest children are now enjoying an education at our new Isaiah Nursery & Primary School
‘Isaiah’ was born in 2013 when Faith and her friend Winnie decided to set up a nursery school. We were able to fund this vision, and in December 2014, a simple two-room school building was opened. The name ‘Isaiah’ is taken from a verse in the book of Isaiah – “See I am doing a new thing…I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland”. This verse was inspirational to Faith whilst shaping her wider vision for her community.
Isaiah Nursery & Primary School now has two buildings, and already 133 children are enjoying an education, many for the first time.
The second, larger building opened on 28 January 2019. Faith Aguha owned the shady land (next to new power lines and water pipes), and Faith in Action Community Development funded the building of 4 classroom blocks, 4 school toilets, school furniture and equipment, teachers’ accommodation, school kitchen, and water tank. This money was raised through our Trustees’ commitment (£13,000), our charity’s reserves (£8,000), and our recent fundraising drive (just over £11,000 including gift aid, primarily through the generosity of Holy Trinity Claygate’s congregation).
The school building is also 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 uses the building, spreading education to the wider community.