Changing Lenses, Changing Lives is dedicated to obtaining textbooks and building a library for Mugae Primary School in Meru County, Kenya. The small village of Mugae is in an area which has been hit hard by drought for the past several years. The majority of those employed in the impoverished village work as laborers in local farms, or shambas. Parents and guardians struggle to feed their children. School fees are difficult for them to raise and paying for books is nearly impossible.
Any amount you can give will help improve these children’s chances to pull themselves out of poverty. Without your help, they will likely follow in their parents and guardians’ footsteps. A single book will impact many lives.
Drug and alcohol abuse is rampant in the community.
The head teacher, Reverend Gerrald Mungania reports that only one student from Mugae has ever gone to University, and last year only 50 percent of Mugae’s eighth grade students passed their proficiency test to be accepted into secondary school. The children have little to no access to books and are very poor readers. Changing Lenses, Changing Lives is committed to reversing this sad situation.
The small school has no math or science textbooks for their 215 pupils.
Our first priority in equipping the children of Mugae with books is to raise $2,000, so that we can purchase their necessary textbooks. Once we obtain that goal, we will begin work on building a library collection for the students, so the children can become independent readers, a vital step in literacy.