Fall 2012, New energy at Kigutu Primary School
Many exciting things have been happening with Village Health Works and the push for education at Kigutu Primary School and all the schools in their catchment area. Teacher training, ideas for improving the school, grant writing to involve students with decision making, and a push for more arts, dance, and music. Last spring Books for Kigutu was able to purchase $300 worth of new books, maps and games for the school. This week, August 18 we will hold our first annual Garage Sale. With a goal of $500 we expect to be able to buy many more books. We are excited to announce that we have a benefactor who has promised to match any money we raise. One of the books, Atlas du Monde was especially appreciated by the Grade 6 teacher. Our energy at Books for Kigutu is high. We have seen that one small seed can grow into a large sunflower. Please join us in making a difference. One book at a time.
Katherine Leppek is a retired elementary school teacher from Medford, Oregon. She says, "I started this project because I am passionate about literacy and the right of every child to have access to books."