Humanitarian Projects in Africa

New Building for Loresho Primary School in Kenya

We have handed over a new building we constructed in the Loresho primary school. The building, consisting of two large classrooms, was handed over to the administrators of the school in May 2014. We have also furnished the classrooms with tables and desks for 85 students and 85 sixth grade students are already using the…

Building Classrooms for Sixth Graders

Can you imagine 70 to 90 sixth grade children in one classroom? Well, students of Loresho Primary School, who come primarily from the surrounding slums, have to study in such a crowded classroom. When I saw the conditions on one of my visits to the school I decided to build two additional classrooms for them.…

Eye Care for Teachers and Students

We have helped the Loresho primary school in Nairobi for years. This time we were glad to provide eye care for the teachers and students who needed it. Some of the students and teachers met with Bhante at the Nairobi Buddhist Temple to express their gratitude.

Building Toilet Blocks for School Children

We built toilet blocks for the boys, girls and teachers at the Loresho Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya. We held a grand opening ceremony on 6 July 2012, to hand the facilities over to the Loresho school authority. The Loresho Primary School is located a few miles north of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Approximately…

Sponsoring an Eye Operation

As part of our effort to help the teachers at the Loresho Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya, I sent some of them to have free eye check-ups. After the eye check-ups, one of the teachers, Mr. Henry Mungai, wrote me these words: “Dear Rev. Bhante Wimala, I sincerely appreciate your kind gesture and organizing a…

Scholarships for Underprivileged Students

The principle of Loresho Primary School, Mrs. Rose, visited Bhante Wimala with a request for financial assistance for two academically gifted students to enable them to attend high school in 2010. Although the students Elizabeth and Bradley had passed their examinations with distinction they were unable to further their education because their families could not…

Toilets for Kibera Slum Dwellers

Kibera slum is the largest slum in Africa. With close to 1 million inhabitants, it is also one of the largest in the world. And in most of Kibera, there are no toilets. Can you imagine? So many people living together and many having no toilets. Having to stand in line for 30 minutes to…

Update on Child Welfare Center in Kenya

The construction of the child welfare center in Kenya is in underway. Bhante visited the construction site in January of this year to see the progress of the work. We are glad to inform you that Hon. Mbau, the Member of Parliament for Maragua, has taken personal interest and is helping us to manage the…