Call of Mercedarian Hands to complete construction of a school in Kenya

Ongata Rongai School, Kenya

L’ONG Mercedarian hands calls for solidarity to end theEscola Lutgarda d’Ongata Rongai of Kenya. As was the case last year, when the association’s volunteers needed the help of the public to complete the work on the first floor, this year they are once again asking for maximum support to complete the work. Currently, it is necessary to place the windows, all the electrification and pay much of what has already been advanced on this floor and roof.

The head of Manos Mercedàries, Montse Torras, explains that “we are waiting for enough money to arrive to be able to buy the materials. We are sending as we get, but we are a little stuck. These donations would be in addition to the subsidies from both Martorell and Sant Feliu City Councils, which have been involved in the project since day one.

Montse Torras, responsable de Mans Mercedàries

The construction of the Lutgarda school in Ongata Rongai began in 2015 and is the response of the Mercedarian Missionaries and the NGO to the families of this neighborhood, who asked them for help to have a safe place for the children. his sons and daughters. In this place, there are currently many kidnappings of boys and girls on the streets due to organ trafficking and prostitution networks.

In addition, there is also a great situation of poverty and insecurity in the neighborhood due to crime and prostitution. “School is not only a place where children learn and be educated, but also a place where they are safe. Nobody enters or leaves the school without being controlled “, mentions Torras.

Montse Torras, responsable de Mans Mercedàries

Encarna Monroig, a ceramic artist from Martorell and who is making various ceramic panels to place inside the school, is also collaborating in the construction project of the school. “One of the panels is with the shield of La Mercè and the other is with the face of Lutgarda Mas i Mateu, who was the founder of the Mercedarias Missioneras.”

Montse Torras, responsable de Mans Mercedàries

The idea of ​​the association’s volunteers is to be able to make the final inauguration of the school this summer. In this way, next year they will be able to count not only on all the courses of infantile education, but also with those of primary education.

Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by

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