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SERVING THE PEOPLE OF KENYA IN CHRIST’S NAME

CCA REPORT: Ezezkiel Wanjala; Principal

Chemwa Christian academy which now celebrates one year and three months is a peculiar school with a unique program. The school has both indoor activities and outdoor activities as well. There is PACE work which is indoor and hands-on skill which are out door. The hands-on skills include: wood work, tailoring, and dress making, horticulture, and poultry keeping. Scripture memorization also makes part of these activities for the spiritual nourishment of the students, and the staff as well. Students are doing well with their paces given that now they know how to use PACES unlike at the beginning of the school. Pupils in grades one, two, and three are also introduced to the PACE work and there are no PACES for these grades.

EDUCATIONAL CENTRE:

The Chemwa Christian Academy continue to make good progress. The building project is underway and the foundation has been laid. The overall budget for the school project is $30,000.00 dollars. Funds are being directed from Canada to Kenya to cover development costs, but contributions are needed to move forward.      Read more »

AGRICULTURE:

Agricultural training is doing well and we’ve just harvested maize/corn though it was affected by bad weather but we managed to get some produce that can help us feed the chickens. Tomatoes were also planted and though much of the fruit was affected by hailstones, we managed to sell what was not destroyed. It was just a small portion of what was cultivated. We received 4,500 kshs ($57.69 cdn) which was used to plough the land. We are raising seedlings for kale (sukumawiki) which will be transplanted to the seed bed for further management. Also we have planted local vegetables to show students how to utilize the farm for maximum income or profit. We have not shelled maize and we are not certain how many bags will be received from the second harvest. The school is currently using one of the security guards in managing the farm since he was trained in agriculture by RSSC through RSP.

POULTRY PROJECT:

This is one of the oldest trades and currently is doing well; we are raising local breeds and management is easier. The students learn not only how to sell the eggs and the chicken themselves, but also how to raise chicks from one day old to maturity. Then when they get home they will be able to manage their own poultry business as well as a farming practice. The corn/maize that we grow has really helped with the feeding of these chickens and I only subsidize with little chick mash/growers mash for the growing chicks. Necessary vaccinations are done with students so they know how to carry out routine poultry management. The security guard who was trained in agriculture is helping us very much since agriculture involves both crop and animal husbandry.

TAILORING AND DRESS MAKING:

This is the most active trade. Among the pioneer trades at CCA, students do most of their practical work by themselves daily, the tutor only guides them in these lessons. The trade is growing and becoming stronger as the days go by. Last month and this month two sewing machines have been added to the trade to boost it. I thank the RSSC Board for the effort they are putting in to make sure that students know how to sew clothes and other garments. Thanks again for RSSC for considering giving a monthly stipend to the tutor in charge. My objective is to see this trade self sustaining.

WOOD WORK:

The trade is doing well with most boys enjoying the trade, there has been very little practical due to lack of timber and very important materials like nails, wood glue etc. it is my prayer that if this trade gets support, it will grow very fast since the tutor involved is committed and dedicated to his work. He has been a volunteer since 2012 September now one year and four months as volunteer; this to me shows how much love the tutor has for the students.

SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION:

This exercise is doing very well, last year’s winners have received their prizes, this time round, it was not chickens as it was before but a visible need attended to. RSSC forwarded 2,400 kshs for the five winners: Allan Simiyu, Fridah Nanjala, Emily Nanjala, Manoa Kisuya and Vitals Barasa.

Each child received a pair of shoes worth 480 kshs ($6.15 cdn.) as this was a visible need observed from each one of them and it has been a challenge and a motivation to others to work hard so as to be prized.

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REPORT - CHEMWA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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