Connecticut reaches out to Kenya

Terri Miles of the Amity (CT) Observer writes:

The dedication, support and money from a local church has made the dreams of young children halfway across the world come true.

The Rev. Evalyn Wakhusama of Kenya delivered that message during a Jan. 28 visit to the Christ Episcopal Church in Bethany.

The Nambale Magnet School in Kenya opened its doors to the first two classes of 30 kindergartners and first-graders Jan. 12. Wakhusama presented a PowerPoint to parishioners to show them what their generosity achieved.

“The Nambale Magnet School is a beacon of hope and a symbol of development in Western Kenya, an extremely impoverished region,” Wakhusama said.

She showed photographs of colorful classrooms, the dining facility, dormitories, the school’s exterior, and the students wearing their new school uniforms. It contrasted sharply with pictures she showed of overcrowded public schools in the area where as many as 100 children share a classroom.

“We have reasons to be grateful and joyful in our hearts,” Wakhusama said.

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