Concrete walkways

Rain has always been a problem for Excel Emmanuel as it turns the school playground into mud and earned it its name Matopeni which means Place of Mud in Kiswahili. Children are forced to wear wellington boots to school or ruin their shoes. Anything dropped by accident is seriously damaged and completely ruined. In addition, the mud gets everywhere no matter how careful one is. Teachers are used to school books flecked with mud and having to brush it off.

In October, Porridge and Rice, funded walkways for Excel Emmanuel. Pupils and teachers can now walk from classroom to classroom without ever having to step into the mud. Teachers tell how children kept asking to go to the toilet for several days after the walkways were completed, just to be able to walk on them.

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