Spurgeons is a K-9 school for AIDS orphans in Kibera, Nairobi – with 1.5 million people concentrated in one square mile, the largest slum in Africa, and one of its most destitute.
Spurgeons now has an enrollme nt of about 500 students. They will use the funds for buying textbooks, building a new perimeter fence around the property, which now is insecure because the railroad breached the old fence while taking some of the property to expand, and for travel expenses to bring back some children from Western Kenya, where they were sent to escape election-related violence in Kibera.
The school now includes not only a social worker to help with housing and other student-related issues and the link with a next door clinic that treats students who are AIDS-positive, but also a childcare facility for the younger siblings (age 3 and over) of some students. Their annual budget, largely from UK charities, is about $66,000, so the $6500 we provided in 2017 added about a tenth to it, an important supplement.
Distribution of donated clothes at Spurgeons Academy