Monday, September 20, 2010

Red Rose Officially Opens New Classrooms

On Friday afternoon, under blue skies, and with various dignitaries in attendance, including CoKF Founder Ken Okoth, The Red Rose School and Children of Kibera Foundation officially opened the new classrooms for classes 4,5, and 6.
The classrooms were built through the efforts of various members of the community, as well as volunteers from the USA. The festivities marked the continued expansion of The Red Rose School, as there is now space for
future classes 7 and 8, so students will be able to complete their primary education at Red Rose.

The new space also provides the Children of Kibera Foundation with much needed office space, as the organization continues to grow and expand. There is also a new library, which will be shared between Red Rose and the Children of Kibera Scholars, along with many volumes the library also has laptops for student use.

The ceremonies included dances, songs, and poems performed by each class, as well as speeches from various members of the community about the importance of education and continuing to support these students. The students and teachers of Red Rose, along with the staff at the Children of Kibera Foundation would like to thank all of those who made the new addition possible, it is greatly appreciated.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Uniform donations

Yesterday morning, the fifty sponsored Red Rose students received a brand new set of uniforms, thanks to a generous donation. The students were ecstatic to be given the new clothes.

Many students were previously sporting sweaters with holes in the elbows or simply a sweatshirt. The clean and bright new uniforms made everyone look 'smart'- a British-adopted term used to describe well dressed people.

The students say "Thank you!"

Monday, September 6, 2010

Red Rose opens for Term III 2010

The Red Rose students returned to classes for the first day of the third term today. They were greeted by beautiful blues skies, and new classrooms behind the new Children of Kibera Foundation offices. The students started the morning with an assembly at Red Rose where they ran into friends, classmates, and teachers