(Kenya) Build the Queen of Peace Primary School
The Missionary Community of St. Paul the Apostle and the Diocese of Lodwar founded Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish to serve the semi-nomadic pastoralist communities—the Turkana and Dassanach—of the arid border region of Kenya and Ethiopia. The area suffers from chronic inter-ethnic armed conflict between these two pastoralist groups. The school is an inter-ethnic school that brings together children of these battling pastoralist communities as a way of building mutual understanding and peace in the area.
Maryknoll has supported the peace-building efforts of the parish through water projects, income-generating projects, and the construction of a school classroom. This project aims at constructing a dining and a multipurpose hall at our Lady Queen of Peace Todonyang Integrated Centre. This will help children to have a space to enhance communication skills, expand knowledge about health and nutrition and learn effective team building.
The hall will also enhance school environment, social, academic and emotional, as it will create a space for decent eating area, which will boost hygiene and provide safety for the children.