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2009- Desks, Soccer and Shoes

Compass school was started almost 10 years ago as a feeding program for orphaned children in the Kikuyu area. Over time, the program evolved into a school with over 300 in 2008. Among the many needs the school had, they were desperate for seating facilities. A team of 6 from Atlanta brought brand new tools from Home Depot ready to start a temporary wood shop.  We set up our tools and completed 120 new desks with seating capacity of 240. This was a huge relief to the school and the kids were excited to have new desks, not to mention the space!

During the same trip, the team put up regulation size soccer goals and left plenty of new soccer balls. We also helped buy food for the school’s feeding program, which for most kids, that is the only meal they get. In addition, as we do every year, we delivered food to the homes of needy families and shared a soda with them.

Probably the most meaningful, yet not so big, was Christmas presents for all 300 Students. A high school student from Atlanta had collected 300 pairs of shoes (gently used and new) that our team took to Kenya. For most of these kids, they were not going to get any gifts for Christmas. Most of these kids walked to school bare feet. What a timely gift in the month of December, thanks to all that contributed. 

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