MERCY ACADEMY, KENYA
We still need to replace 4 more classrooms. Can you help?
In July 2019, a shipping container sent from Morwell Central Primary School, arrived at Mercy Primary School with 13,500 catalogued library books along with other school supplies and classroom furniture. The container was set up as a library alongside the newly constructed classrooms and administration office.
Two more classrooms are currently under construction.
This school was begun by Consolate during an emergency situation in the nation after rioting, plundering and violence affected the whole nation because of tribal unrest after fraudulent election some years ago. For three months the children could not leave the property. All schools were closed for months. It was then that Consolate decided, enough was enough, and she had longed to begin a school anyway, so the old tin shed at the top of the property became a school!
Since that time as many needy families began to bring their children to be schooled and as the number of children living at the home increased, more corrugated classrooms were added with the help of funds provided by AAI Australia. However, that era has now drawn to a close and the present school is under threat of closure and de-registration unless a brick school is shown to be underway.
God has been so faithful in providing the resources for four new classrooms, which were completed ready for use in first term 2018.
These rooms are now used by the Early Childhood classes.
Two more rooms are now under construction, to be ready for use in Jan 2020 along with the completion of an administration office.
Administration Office, Nov 2019. Foundations for 2 more classrooms, Nov 2019.
We are praying this will prove our serious intention to rebuild all the classrooms for the whole school in brick, and will prevent the Public Health Dept from demolishing the remainder of the corrugated iron classrooms until after the replacement brick ones are completed!
In 2017 the school had 269 children from Nursery level to grade 8. It also provided ‘Early Childhood Development’ classes for the youngest children. The teachers and students are focused on providing and receiving a good educational standard to prepare them for a successful future life. Founder and Director of Mercy Children’s Home, Consolate Muga emphasises the need for a continuum of education for a child to be able to survive and thrive in Kenya.
Attaining secondary qualification is vital for the children's future and AAI has also been able to support children in various local secondary schools as well as through to completion of Tertiary and University courses. Many children in the local community fail to access Secondary and Tertiary education because of poverty. In 2019, the EDUCATIONAL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM administered by African Action supported over 40 Primary Students, 30 Secondary Students and 14 children at the Tertiary level. 18 children are still awaiting Sponsorship to be able to continue their education. EDUCATION FUND