Friends of the Nkoilale Brighter Future Project:
This is the first of what I hope will be a quarterly newsletter on our efforts to help the students and families of Nkoilale. In subsequent newsletters I will concentrate on current activities but in this first issue I will provide some geography and a little history on how this project got started two and on half years ago.
The Brighter Future Project is led by the Lake Chelan Rotary Club supported by the Rotary clubs of Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Cashmere. All of these clubs are located in Washington State in the USA. We are also helped and supported by many of you for which we are most appreciative.
At the present time we are involved in enabling 24 young people (21 girls and 3 boys) to attend Nkoilale Primary School, we have a program to provide village homes with solar lighting – to date we have provided solar light to 24 homes, we have provided new desks, tables and chairs for the school and we have provided six new toilets for use at the school.
As we move forward we will continue to focus supporting the 24 young people as they progress through primary school and will put in place a program to help these young people as they graduate for primary school and go o to attend secondary school. We will also focus on providing solar lighting for more village homes.
There is also a long term goal to build a home so that some of the students can live outside of the schools boarding facilities. The plan is for a home that will be self sustaining and environmental friendly.