Taylor Wimpey, the leading developer behind The Farthings and The Ridings developments of new homes for sale in West Sussex, has provided equipment to support a local schools 'Classrooms for Kenya' campaign.
Leading local housebuilder Taylor Wimpey is supporting a West Sussex school's amazing charity project, in association with its The Farthings development of property for sale in Horsham and The Ridings development of new homes for sale in Pulborough.
Classrooms for Kenya is a registered charity set up by The Weald School in Billingshurst, which has so far raised over £130,000 to re-build 27 unsafe and overcrowded classrooms at schools in deprived areas of Kenya.
A building party of 80 students and staff have recently returned from a trip to Kenya to continue this work - taking with them gloves and trowels supplied by Taylor Wimpey, which is building high-quality new homes in Horsham at The Farthings in Horsham and houses for sale in Pulborough at The Ridings.
Sue Dickson, from The Weald School, says: "The support provided by Taylor Wimpey is very important to this project as at the end of our stay the gloves and brick-laying trowels were left for the use of the Kenyan builders.
"We have identified five schools which require our help and will benefit from having a new double classroom. In some of the schools there isn't enough indoor classroom space for all the children and they have to learn outdoors, which causes a problem in the rainy season.
"So with our help, and the help of companies like Taylor Wimpey, children like these will have the opportunity to learn in a safe, clean environment."
The Classrooms for Kenya project was launched in 2006 after teachers and students visited the area and were shocked at the standard of buildings children there were being taught in - many of which were threatened with closure for safety reasons.
The Kenyan government pays for teachers but not school buildings, so local communities have to build their own schools if they want their children to receive an education.
In the poorest communities parents may have to choose between feeding their children and providing them with schooling - often in schools constructed from mud walls which gradually wash away during the rainy season, leaving them in danger of collapsing.
Fiona Creed, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: "Our commitment to investing in local communities goes way beyond our beautiful new homes developments, and we are delighted to be able to help The Weald School in this fantastic project.
"It's particularly fitting that as we're building high-quality new homes in West Sussex, we are also able to support an initiative to build properly-constructed classrooms for schools in Kenya - a project which is both incredibly worthwhile and in which we can help make a real difference."
More information about Classrooms for Kenya is available on the website www.classroomsforkenya.org.uk, where visitors can make a donation by Paypal, debit card or credit card.
The Farthings Sales Information Centre, located off Guildford Road, Horsham, RH12 1TS, and The Ridings Sales Information Centre, off Stane Street in Pulborough, are both open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 5.30pm.
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Date Published: 11 November 2011