On the edge of Bocoio, over 1300 kids had no school to attend. The need was great, and the Cole family decided to use the balance of memorial funds donated after Andrew’s death, to build a school at Kanjongui. An 8-classroom school was built, and dedicated on January 4th, 2009, named in honor of “Dr. Andrew.” Hundreds of children sat in new desks learning when the school year began the first week of February 2009.
In October 2009, a terrible wind storm damaged a portion of the roof, lifting the purlins and chapas off the structure. Repairs were made to put the school back in use. In 2011, the school at Chilengue unified with Kanjongui.
TOMS Shoes distribution
School feeding program
We are currently fundraising to build the Njele school. Our goal is to begin construction in 2017. This school will educate 800 children.