The Faraja Makeover
Story by Diane Priestley and Peter B.Garama
Great progress is being made with the dramatic transformation of the Faraja Centre this February 2019.
Our electrician Elius did a superb job of wiring power points and lights,
our team of plumbers led by James installed a filter system and tanks to provide clean drinking water and our painters led by experienced painter Charles have transformed the main hall in colours of cream and green.
Three athletic guys dug the deepest hole ever seen for the kitchen’s “soak pit” for run-off water.
Patrick, Jonah and Fred arrived from Nairobi in the late afternoon of Monday February 18 carrying the precious cargo of cabinetry for our brand new kitchen!
All the men pitched in to unload the beautiful cupboards and benches. It was a sight to behold ... men at work! At last the installation could begin.
So the very next day at first light, Fred, a master kitchen craftsman with Streamline Designs and his assistant Silas got stuck into assembling the kitchen.
Silas has been attending the Faraja centre ever since he was a little boy and went to Polytechnic College to train and qualify in carpentry so it is perfect that he should work with Fred, installing the new kitchen.
The painters did the sign writing on the front of the building, proudly proclaiming FARAJA COMMUNITY CENTRE.
The lads who dug the deepest hole in the world completed their job with a solid concrete cover. And very proud of their work too!
Millicent is chuffed with the makeover of her centre, which she started in 2003 to feed and care for vulnerable children in the region. When the children and their families come to see the new facilities, they will be over-joyed!