Building a Preschool In Simiyoni Village
Simiyoni Village began their preschool under a mango tree. Caregivers were trained and children taught and fed. Later when village leaders were asked what more they could do for their children, they built a stick fence enclosure with a simple grass roof. Over 80 children met there for preschool. The next step became forming and firing bricks in the village which later had to be rejected because they were not strong enough.
But, plans for a building were drawn up and donations came in from individuals, an elementary school, Gogo Groups and a memorial fund to begin the building. It has taken over two years to complete but the preschool began to meet in it even when it was under construction. Now, when the rains come, school can still be held and the building is also useful for the village community and gogo meetings.