To help children, you must address the problems affecting them.
Through targeted projects, HEED is working to improve access to the essentials one remote community needs to thrive.
HEED’s first intervention in the area was the community’s biggest desire: Education for their children.
Before HEED began serving in the area, there had been little opportunity for schooling. Situations like the outdoor classroom pictured below called for action.
School - Before HEED
1st Day at HEED Primary School
Humble beginnings in a borrowed church
In 2007, HEED brought a teacher to the village who began classes in a borrowed church. Children of all ages flocked to join kindergarten and first grade. Today, Ebenezer Primary School serves hundreds of children in classes from nursery school through Primary Seven.
More & more children wanted education
Our first 3 classrooms were partially finished in 2011
Over 400 children attend Primary School today
Education changes everything. In developing countries, education improves food security, reduces malnutrition and the spread of communicable diseases, promotes gender equality, and improves lifetime wages with every year of school attended.
In 2019, the Primary classrooms & water system were finally completed
Education changes the future
Ebeneezer Primary School 2018
As students began to graduate from primary school, there was a need for continuing education. Yet again, there was no secondary school to attend in the entire 250,000 person sub-county. So, in 2014, HEED embarked on a high school project.
Old high school site
Humble wooden structures
Our first high school classrooms were dedicated Oct 2018
Two high school buildings now & many more needed!
A gleaming high school lab in our new building
Children of all tribes and religions are welcomed in our schools, and students are succeeding on the national exams. The school campuses are still a work in progress, but every day classrooms fill with children who are learning and creating opportunities for a brighter future.
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