Pathfinder Primary students celebrating
Welcome to Common Ground for Africa's Blog! Our new blog will act as a platform to keep our supporters informed and up to date on current projects, progress and events. We will also periodically update our supporters on ways assist CGA's initiatives and how to become further involved. This blog will feature a number of guest bloggers ranging from CGA's volunteers from around the world to CGA staff members to students from Pathfinder and Lenana academies. We look forward to hearing what both our bloggers and viewers have to say, so please feel free to comment and leave us feedback!
This first entry will provide our supporters an update on some of CGA's activities and achievements the past few months. We will begin with Pathfinder Primary School, one of our longest running programs. The school continues to perform well both academically and in terms of community outreach and impact. Pathfinder students continue to post some of the highest scores in the region on standardized exams and we look forward to seeing which high schools our Class 8 students will be accepted to. The school has also won a number of awards for its community outreach programs and continues to conduct Biointensive agriculture to local women's and youth groups. The school will complete its academic year on November 30th when students will have a break until after the New Year.
Another exciting venture that has made significant progress these past few months is CGA's SiSi Fund micro-loan program. This innovative lending program focuses on individual recipients, many of whom come from incredibly impoverished backgrounds and whom, without the help of the SiSi Fund, would never have the opportunity to access loans. The Fund works closely with these recipients to ensure each one fully understands the terms and procedures of the loan and that their business is viable. To date, we have a number of recipients in Kipsongo Slum and in surrounding villages including Wekhonye and Nakwangwa. Anyone interested in contributing to a SiSi recipient, should check out our SiSi Fund page. We look forward to seeing the progress these recipients will achieve!
CGA's other projects continue to make great strides as well and we will focus on some of the projects in upcoming blog entries. The Kenya Ceramic Project water filter project continues to supply life-saving water filters to needy families, our agriculture and poultry/livestock projects continue to provide hands-on educational opportunities to Pathfinder students, and progress continues to be made on Lenana Girls High School. Our next entry will focus on this school and on our plans for the upcoming holiday season.
A huge and sincere thanks from all of us at CGA for taking the time to read our blog and for all the tremendous support we've received recently and throughout the years. We hope you will continue to read our blog and that you'll stay involved with our projects!
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