In about six weeks 270 students will begin a new school year in Kigutu. The Books for Kigutu Organization sent three small boxes of pencils, chalks, erasers and books. Most of the books are in English suitable for first through third grade. I have written to several foundations seeking funds. We are also linked to Pepsi Refresh donation project on the web. Keep your fingers crossed that the Pepsi Project gives us a go. It might mean $5000 for Kigutu. In the meantime, do you know of any foundations speciifcally funding education in East Africa? If so, drop me a line.
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."