Cost to finish: $25,000
At the end of January Kenyan government officials came unannounced to the GCSC orphanage site and tore down the corrugated steel structures that served as dormitories for the children. They were told that they did not meet code and are required to provide brick structures for the children within 90 days. Our understanding is that it was a dramatic event for the children and staff. They scrambled to salvage beds and personal belongings of the children. We already knew the steel structures did not meet code. The foundation and a few rows of bricks had already been started for new dorm structures, but we were hoping to bring in electricity and running water before we finished building the dorms. The children were briefly housed in school classrooms and are currently living in rented rooms across the street. This is a less than ideal situation. Luckily all the older children are away at boarding school until April, when they will return for a month holiday. Funds ($6,600USD) were recently sent to cover the cost of bringing in electricity and work on that should start shortly. As soon as we can verify costs and set up a staged payment plan we will begin sending funds for the new dorm.
Please consider donating to the cost of new dorms. No amount is too small.
Checks can be made out the “General Church” and ear marked “HCIC- dorms” and mailed to HCIC<, %Kay Alden, PO Box 204, Bryn Athyn, PA. 19009. Please write “For dorms” in the memo line.
Or you can donate using a credit card at this link. Please write “For dorms” in the comments section.
Thank you for any help you can provide.