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The spread of AIDS has impoverished the community of Kopala; its adult members are dying, leaving their children orphans, with no means of support. In Kopala there is one particular primary school in dire need of help. The school lacks doors, windows, desks and chairs; in some classrooms there is neither floor nor ceiling and the school is inaccessible during the rainy season. 342 children attend this school, about half of whom are AIDS orphans. It is a public school, but the Kenyan government does not have enough economic resources available to invest in scholastic infrastructures for the entire territory, particularly in rural and suburban areas such as Kopala.
The objective is, therefore, to supply the local community with an adequate scholastic structure to facilitate the learning process by renovating all existing classrooms, as well as building a new one. The aim of the project is also toinstall two tanks for collecting rain water; as the school is situated on a hill top, it has no other access to water for its students.
This project was completed in 2005/2006 in cooperation with the Camillian Order and the Aiutare I Bambini Foundation.