February 2020 Newsletter: VTC Construction Update
Our partners in Kenya kicked off 2020 on a high note as the local community gathered in front of the Vocational Training Center building on February 9th for a fundraiser to benefit the project. The event raised a total of $11,000 which will help advance the construction to the next phase, and Anne Muindi-Shemenski was there to represent Learn For Life Kenya and share in the joyous occasion.
The construction team is currently carrying out Phase 8 of the project, which is focused on installing electrical conduits and internal piping for the whole building as well as plastering the walls and ceilings. This phase of construction began shortly after the turn of the new year and is expected to be complete in the next few months.
The next stages of construction will involve more detailed floor-by-floor work that will result in training spaces tailored to accommodate specific in-demand vocational skills learning and to enable the center to achieve accreditation from Kenya’s Technical Vocational Education and Training Authority.
The construction supervisor, Mr. Waibochi Gatere, has been busy supervising the 60-70 plumbers, electricians, masons, and carpenters who have been working on this phase of the project. On the day before the fundraiser, he showed Anne and the local building committee members around the site and explained in detail what work had been done and what would be done next.
Anne found it inspiring to see the job opportunities that have been created by the construction as well as the quality of work that the team has done. Seeing all of this firsthand reinforced her gratitude for the generosity of Learn For Life Kenya’s supporters and further affirmed for her the importance of Learn For Life Kenya’s mission of providing disadvantaged youth and other Kenyans the training and opportunities they need to build and hone practical skills so that they can find jobs or employ others.
We are deeply grateful to all of our supporters for joining us on this journey and look forward to continued engagement.
Learn For Life Kenya is committed to combining goodwill with contextually relevant solutions, strengthened by sound economics and grounded in the recognition that all humanity has dignity.
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