March 15, 2013
So this is the newest picture of the campus. Can you see the addition? It is by the water tower in the middle of the picture.
The new dormitory and bedding will accommodate 80 more children. Students who board at St. Jerome benefit enormously by avoiding the often long walk (up to 10k) each way. Some students would not be able to attend school at all without this option as their homes are too far. Those who would walk, if there were no boarding options, might have to miss class on occasion during the rainy season when walking could become dangerous both in terms of the muddy road conditions and the children’s health. This would interrupt their learning progress. An on-campus residence provides them a secure and stable place to stay and includes health benefits and nutrition. It guarantees readiness to learn!