Team Bushbells Today
Introducing a new sister school: BLUEBELLS
A sister school, BLUEBELLS, was started in 2015, by Mwana. We'd completed our first school (and namesake Bushbells) at the end of 2014, and felt our mission was still incomplete.
In 2015, she had 45 children and 5 members in staff, scrub land and no buildings! We started building in earnest in 2016 and today - thanks to your purchasing power, we've been able to build in 4 years:
7 classrooms (two lock up)
An Assembly Room
A kitchen / eating area
A well/bore hole with solar water pump
A grass football pitch/playing field
Land clearance for growing of veg and fruit.
. Currently at the beginning of 2020, Mwana has 90 children, 6 staff and has just employed one more teacher.
We continue to pledge:
- Purchasing curriculum books and stationery.
- Providing desks, tables and basic school furniture.
- - Buying all kitchenware required to deliver the daily ‘breakfast’ club for each child at Bluebells School.
- Paying the fees for 11 'orphans' to attend the school.
Goals for 2020
Not ones to rest on our laurels, we’d like to try and raise funds to BUILD another classroom / community room and move the school to becoming self-sustaining by securing the ongoing production of vegetables and fruit. We're off on a site visit - so this is to be updated! If you’d like to donate in any way, or would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos below - show how we started. See our instagram pages or blogs to see updated photos of the school as it stands today (@bushbells).
Bushbells – A Purchase With A Purpose!
You really do make a difference!
Thank you from us all at Team Bushbells xxxxx