In July 2019 we started building Kachindu our 7th school. The villagers are farmers and live near the National Park and fishing area of Lochinvar. Children were taught under a tree by unqualified teachers. Local people worked hard to mould and fire 17,000 bricks for the school and bring ox-carts of sand and crushed stones. We drilled a bore hole for water and women are carrying buckets of water on their heads to the building site. The school was finished in January 2020, we then built 2 houses for qualified teachers to live on site. 225 children attend the school.
In 2020 we had a grant to install a solar powered water pump, provide fruit trees and gardening tools and fence a school garden. The permaculture trainers spent 5 days teaching farmers, children and teachers to grow food.
Kachindu school is one of the first 4 schools in Monze to benefit from the "Happy Readers" reading scheme, books and training designed to improve the standards of literacy.