Dear Friends and Supporters:
Servant Forge is in need of $3,000 to support a school based computer initiative. The Kenya Gender Based Violence Partnership has entered into a partnership with the Kariobangi School for Girls. This is a secondary school with over 400 girls. Their principal is a woman committed to gender empowerment and inclusion. She opens her school at 5:00 am so the girls can come to the school to study because she has electricity. She closes the school at 8:00 pm. That is only one example of her leadership. I have visited this school and I am blown away by the commitment of these young women to achieve an education against all odds.
Kariobangi is a geographic area that includes three slum communities; Hurumu, Mathare, Koriogocho. It is the second largest slum area behind Kibera. Manu Chandaria has donated 20 computers and the school desperately needs a computer instructor. CISCO is coming onboard to help with software and instruction. This is a onetime donation and will be sustained with the creation of an Internet Café made available to the community. Chandaria will cover repair and expenses related to the equipment. They have asked us for this one time donation for the salary of the teacher. With Chandaria’s team, we have reviewed the business plan for this and are excited about its potential. However, I need to raise this $3,000 by January 15, 2014.
Anything you can do will be appreciated!
James E. Copple, Co-Founder Servant Forge