March 21, 2016
It has been an exciting month for Nayamba Project because the first steps of the ambitious building project have started to take place! Last month, funding was sent out to buy materials for a steel frame structure, which will support the walls of five new classrooms. As I write, this structure is being delivered to the school, and the foundation holes for the framework are being dug (despite being hampered by torrential rain!). At the same time, a solar pump and water tower are being constructed in order to allow for a more consistent supply of better quality water. This is a desperately needed development, as the current bore hole provides only a very intermittent supply of poor quality water.
Everyone at the school was very pleased that the new kitchen building has being completed (see photo) and can finally be used to cook a daily meal for every child. Previously, an open fire was used to heat meals for the food programme, which meant it was an almost impossible task during the recent heavy downpours.
We have lots of fantastic fundraising opportunities coming up, which will support our aim of building the five classrooms, a sanitation block and teacher accommodation, so that each child can access complete primary education. Saturday 7th May sees the return of the hugely popular Charity Dinner Auction in Exminster Victory Hall. Prizes include a luxury villa in Cyprus for a week, a River Exe speedboat adventure, a weekend in a deluxe caravan on the North Cornish coast, a round of golf for four at Bovey Castle, a lesson at Exeter Cookery School, Michael Morpurgo signed books and much, much more! Ticket prices are £15 each or £25 for two, and include a welcome cocktail and 3 course dinner. The event starts at 7.30 and there will be a fully licensed bar. We can only cater for a maximum of 80 people, so please email or text Karen Pike as soon as possible if you would like tickets (email: firstname.lastname@example.org text: 07941 721787) A "secret bidder" option is available for those people who can't attend but would love to be able to bid on the prizes. Please see the website (nayambaschool.org) for more details.
Charity Registered Number: 1165845