from 2008 Annual Report (published May 2009)
This past year we had the exciting opportunity to leverage your donations through a global partnership with the Polish foreign ministry and a Polish nonprofit organization, Simba Friends. The Polish Foreign ministry and Simba Friends funded construction of classrooms and a student dormitory while Asante Africa Foundation provided beds and toilets for the dormitory, and completed the finishing and furnishings of the classrooms.
Together we struggled and learned how to navigate our varied cultures and capabilities, and jointly we completed construction of a new four-class nursery/primary school in the rural community of Maji Moto, Kenya.
The Enkiteng Lepa School opened its doors in January 2009 to 32 children who are now learning in three languages – Swahili, Maasai, and English. We learned that we all care about the same outcomes, that we are all global citizens who can bring on the ability to make it happen, and we all have a role to play. If we work together across oceans, languages and cultures, together we can provide education for all children.
In 2009 Asante Africa begins construction of houses for teachers who travel great distances to teach at this school.