Where it is possible we buy goods locally and from local suppliers. We do not want our actions to distort local markets, and with larger items it is simply not practical or cost effective shipping them from the UK to Kenya. In addition, buying from local suppliers, helps support local businesses and jobs.
The schools that we support are housed in temporary slum buildings of metal sheeting. They deteriorate quickly and landlords are seldom willing to spend money on maintenance. In addition, schools spend a considerable amount of money on rent to exploitave landlords.
Land fund £100,000. To solve these problems, PaR are working towards buying land and building brick school buildings in which schools can be permanently housed and modern facilities installed to raise teaching standards.
PaR supports sports and games in PaR schools because they provide the children in the slums so much pleasure and much needed exercise. Sports kit and equipment is far too expensive to be within reach financially of community schools.
Football is the most popular sport with skipping a close second. Children often roll several plastic bags tightly together to make a rudimentary football.
There seems to be an endless list of items for maintenance and upgrading of the school facilities. This list is for some of the most urgent items.
Our feeding and facilities programs need equipment to run and implement. Below are the items which are regularly in short supply.
There are items which at first glance may seem like luxuries but are actually important to making us effective and efficient.