Kenya – October 2009
The Commission sent a team of volunteers to Kenya to renovate a primary school at Pala. A grant from the Rotary club of Jersey supported by the local charity Help From The Rock has already built a block of new classrooms and the project team undertook work on the dilapidated older part of the school.
Work included some bricklaying, replacing roof panels, making concrete floors and painting amongst other tasks. For some three years now Jersey has been supporting the village of Nyalkinyi in the Homa Bay district of Kenya. The village of Pala, designated by the Kenyan Government as an area of high poverty, is close to Nyalkinyi and the two are developing close ties as a farm supported by Jersey is sited between the two villages, it is hoped that the farm will eventually provide food for the schools in both villages.