Chico da White school
Chico da White is a 45 minute drive to the north of Balombo over dirt roads. At this remote location desperately in need of a school, Adriano made introductions and cast vision when we arrived for a visit in July 2010. He challenged the leaders, teachers, community and the kids, to do their part. As a truck of sand sent by the local administration arrived, several children jumped on the truck and excitedly shoveled the load out of vehicle.
Funds were raised through the 2010 Spring Appeal, and the school was built in an amazing setting with significant community involvement. It has 8 classrooms, offices and latrines. A natural spring which flows from the mountains, was tapped and provides water at the school site. Dedicated on Tuesday, July 12, the US team was able to witness and shared in the celebration. The Vice-Mayor of Balombo and local officials participated and expressed immense gratitude.
Natural spring tapped, provides clean water at the school, funded through Willow Creek's Celebration of Hope
We are currently fundraising to build the Njele school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2017. This school will educate 800 children.