Work in Langata expanded on last year’s achievements.
- Structurally, the centre’s capacity was increased to accommodate 30 street children. Bathrooms were updated and showers installed. New furniture was built for the dining hall. Tin sheets on the roof were replaced to prevent leaking. The children were also involved in these renovation projects, to make the space their home and foster a sense of pride within responsibility.
- Landscaping projects included planting of flower beds around the perimeter of the centre, painting of the exterior walls and gates, and the relocation of the animal pens away from the dormitories.
- New classrooms, lockers and changing rooms were added.
- Electricity and plumbing were upgraded throughout the centre. A water tank was also installed to provide clean drinking water.
- A new academic curriculum was developed and implemented, with an emphasis on each child’s personal development and social conduct within the community. Textbooks and school supplies were shipped to the centre from Toronto. Missionaries taught English, Math, Science, Catechism as well as crafts and personal hygiene. The children also participated in sports such as volleyball, soccer and other games.