Needy students from Habari Njema School in Ukunda are set to enjoy new facilities after wellwishers overwhelmingly raised for them Ksh8.4 million (€53,897) in less than a month.
The initiative started by four foreign volunteer teachers was set on raising Ksh131,000 (850€) for the children's playground.
One of the teachers stated that the lack of a playground for games and other school events prompted the donation.
"Among the different needs we have observed, the one that caught the most of our attention is the lack of an adequate space where children can play sports and disconnect, and where they can enjoy their breaks and free time, as they play on a rocky terrain full of roots," one of the teachers stated.
The fundraiser began on July 22 and was conducted on the popular GoFundMe platform, attracting various well-wishers.
"The project, as many of you know, started with the construction of a soccer field, for which we needed to raise 850 euros. Whereas, the fundraising, thanks to all the donors, was an absolute success," one of the teachers stated.
These funds will cater for meals of 70 children, build a roof for the children's playground, help the neediest families with food, purchasing school supplies, among others.
The teachers disclosed that the extra money was used to pay for the emergency operation of one of the students, repair the motorcycle of a father of seven and support kids with scholarships.
Unexpected contributions prompted them to set a higher Ksh11.6 (€75,000) goal to cater to bigger projects.
"After several days meditating on what would be the best investment, we decided to start building a residential centre for families with disabled children," the teachers informed.
In the building, the teachers hope to set aside a physiotherapy area for the physical development of children, especially those affected by spinal cord deformations.
The centre is expected to create a community among the living in the area and will be a place to spend time, connect and disconnect from their daily life.
Organisers expressed plans for greater things adding, "Any help will be a step closer to achieving our goal".