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2 Njia Special School, Meru District, Kenya

3 Njia Special school is located in the Eastern part of Kenya in Meru District. It is 40 minutes from Meru town, on the way to Maua. The school’s geographical features is at the hilly side of Eastern province.

4 Njia Special School was founded by Mr. Njeru (retired teacher) with an aim of:  Developing and increasing awareness of disability and the needs of disabled people.  Working with what is loosely referred to as the disabled community. (organization or group that is working with disabled people or their families).  Developing a Disabled Children’s Centre which is at present known as Njia Special School.

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6  Njia Special School was constructed by Plan International and funded by Japan government.  The School serves both the deaf and mentally handicapped with its growth currently at 162 students.  Parents of the Students are not able to support the school much but, few well wishers respond once in a while.

7 WATER IS THE MAJOR NEED AT NJIA SPECIAL SCHOOL The school has four such tanks but all of them are without water

8  If a society values physical strength, then people with physical disabilities are at a disadvantage.  If society values intellectual accomplishments, then the fact that a person uses a wheelchair is not as limiting.  The willingness of a society to give resources to people with disabilities often depends on whether or not that individual will have an adult role in the community. Will that individual have a job? A family of his or her own? Thus, people with disabilities are far more limited by society’s view of disability than by their actual disability.

9 GOD’S COMMAND GOD’S COMMAND According to the Bible, every human being is created in God’s likeness regardless of their physical or mental capacities. The love that God has for every being also applies to people with different kinds of disabilities. God’s wish to save every human being and the whole creation from evil is a wish He also has for those who live with disabilities (John 3:16). God’s command that we love our neighbor as ourselves (Lev 19:18) also includes those who have disabilities.

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11 The vision of this mission and project is to connect communities worldwide with the well-planting movement in any said vicinity for ongoing relationships of prayer,support the gospel partnership and providing much-needed water, while raising the profile of the church name in the communities and drawing people into the life of knowing God’s work through digging wells. Njia Special School does not have adequate water supply. Students have to either bring water from home, or the schools have to buy water from outside vendors for boarders. Four big tanks of water are all empty and the fish pond almost drying up because the school hardly gets enough water supply. HELP IS NEEDED AT NJIA SPECIAL SCHOOL

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13  Cost of this project is $8780  The Breakdown of cost is:  Digging the well: $7,600. It will cover for the complete borehole work, accommodation for a crew to work 4 weeks and transport from (Siaya) western to (Meru ) Eastern Kenya and back that's approximate 980km road travel. Includes supervisor’s expenses (George Otieno). Water pump on the side will cost $880. Mr. Otieno’s pre-site expenses to the Special School were $300.

14  Make your tax-deductible check payable to:  “Lovers Lane United Methodist Church”  Memo: “Njia Special School Well”  Send to: Rev. Dr. Tom Hudspeth Lovers Lane UMC 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75220


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