Mend the Gap was founded in 2007 by members of the East African Diaspora living in the UK. We are a registered charity that implements practical educational and poverty alleviating projects in the UK and in Eastern Africa. We work with schools, youth and women groups as well as local health and infrastructural facilities. We link the groups and schools we work with in the UK with those in Kenya and enable exchange visits each year since 2011. We are looking to expand these activities, an example of which is shown in the film, to more schools, colleges, universities, and to corporate entities interested to support our work and build strong teams or as part of CSR.
We are helping the local community to build the Bochoroke Village Infant School. There are already 3 complete classes. We need to raise an additional £6,750 to complete construction of 2 classes. The money will be used to provide construction materials including sand, cement, bricks, mortar, windows and doors, electrical cables and conduits. Timber and unskilled labour is provided by the local community. We are raise crowdfunding to raise £3,500 towards £6,750 needed to finalise construction of 2 classrooms at Bochoroke Village in Nyamira County. The next projects in include building a library and dispensary at the village.