A few years ago at All Souls’, some of you may remember that we were doing a lot of fundraising for Kenya Children’s Fund and the Kinyago Dandora Schools. We began with a call to a project that ultimately fell through. However, it gradually became clear that God had something bigger in mind.
That “something bigger” was the idea for a vocational school, to meet the needs of students who would not pass their grade 8 exams, and would not be able to continue on to secondary school. In the past, these students would simply return to their homes in the Dandora slums, their days of education and security cut short.
But thanks in large degree to our fundraising contributions and those of other churches, KCF was able to begin a pilot program called Mishkan, that enabled students who couldn’t go to secondary school to continue learning skills that would help them provide for themselves and their families. These skills include Fashion and Design, Woodwork and Carpentry, Beadwork and Artwork and Computer Technology.
We’ve learned here in Kenya that Mishkan means “covering” or more specifically, “tabernacle”. And as we visited the vocational and technical education classes last week, we saw what God’s hand in this “divine covering” has created - beautiful works of art, school uniforms, a safe place, and smiling faces of precious young people who take pride in what they’re doing.
We hope you’ll enjoy these photos and know how grateful the school and community are for your part in blessing this important ministry!
for the Kenya Team