Our project is supported by the donation campaign "Golf for Charity" (http://www.cp-golf.com). Thanks a lot to Patrick and Christian Plog!
Our vision: To give an opportunity to children and young people in Kenya for having a life with positive perspectives.
Our basic idea: Helping people to help themselves.
Our aim: Education of children and young people to enable them to find their own way into a self-sufficient life.
One of the fundamental causes of poverty is the lack of opportunity to receive a sustainable education. While the official school system in Kenya may make it possible now for many children to attend free public primary schools, any access of the kids to secondary schools and further education still remains practically out of reach for most families for reasons of costs.
In early 2006 we began to set up, on our own initiative and using our own financial resources, what is today the „Lakewood Green Olive High School“.
The objective of our project is to enable young people, particularly those from economically disadvantaged families, to benefit from a sound advanced school education leading to the state-recognized K.C.S.E. qualification. This certificate opens the door for young people to embark on a qualified vocational training in a craft trade and/or commerce.
Other concerns emphasized by our school project are actively increasing HIV/AIDS awareness, permanently alerting our students to the risks and potential consequences of substance abuse by addiction and drug prevention programmes and conveying possibilities for the use of alternative energy sources.
As a matter of course we provide our boarders, and also our day students, with a wholesome daily food supply. As a basic prerequisite for this, we built the new kitchen in 2013. Up till now, however, our students are still missing appropriate facilities for eating their meals.
And washing up the dishes currently has to be done in the kitchen, too. For reasons of hygiene it is quite important to have a separate area established for dishwashing.
These are the reasons why we have decided to set up a proper CANTEEN / DINING HALL facility.
This construction will also provide us with a space where we can organize joint social events such as parents' evening meetings or theatre performances of the students. With an extra dirty dishes collection annexe the hygienic conditions can be created as required for a decent and healthy eating and drinking environment.
This CANTEEN / DINING HALL facility will complement our school in a variety of aspects, and so we sincerely ask you to help with a donation.