On Friday, July 31, an opening ceremony was held for the new Maisha Academy. Beatrice Williamson, the Maisha founder, held a pair of scissors and cut the bright orange ribbon in two.
Maisha Academy students, teachers and current Head Teacher Jerry Ogollo erupted into cheers as they stood in front of the brand new Maisha Academy. The new building sits parallel to the current Maisha Center and includes 10 classrooms, a library, staff room, head teacher’s office and a storage room. Maisha Academy will provide a place for children to learn from nursery through eighth grade.
After breaking ground in July 2014, the building was completed one year later. The Maisha Academy students will attend school in the new building starting at the beginning of their final semester of the 2015 school year.
With the completion of the Academy comes the next phase in providing quality education and shelter! A groundbreaking ceremony for the boys and girls dormitories was held on Friday, July 31. Joshua Ouko, project manager, and Jerry Ogollo, Maisha Academy head teacher were present for the groundbreaking.
The new dorms will be in the Maisha compound and will provide housing for Maisha Academy students who are at-risk because of unsafe or compromised positions at home. The dorms will allow students to break free from distractions so they can focus on their studies. They will receive three meals a day and will be monitored more closely by teachers to ensure their academic success.
Maisha is thankful for those who have contributed money towards the completion of the Maisha Academy. We are extremely appreciative of your generosity. As Maisha moves on to the next building project – the dormitories, we ask you to continue supporting Maisha in any way you can. Donations can be made towards the dormitory at https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/TheMaishaProject_1/donate-1-1.html.