Iain had a vision for the school -- to build a wind-driven well, so that simple access to water could give the children a first step toward a future. One safari group, who called themselves the Safari Sisters, believed they could help make this dream come true. In early 2007 they formed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to raise funds to drill a well and for other improvements at the school. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of former Tropical-Ice safari guests and friends of the Safari Sisters, the borehole was drilled in September 2007 and the pump and windmill installed in December. The opening ceremony for the well was held on December 12, 2007.
Since the installation, the community has been successfully managing the well. They planted vegetables in the Spring and have already begun harvesting.
Moving forward, Friends of Timboni Feeder School will work with Iain and the community to improve the school. Projects are likely to include environmentally friendly toilets, furniture, school teacher housing, gutters to catch rainwater, and mosquito nets.
Friends of Timboni Feeder School welcomes your donations to help improve the lives of these remarkable children. Together we can create the ripple in the pond that spreads positive change throughout a school and a village and offers the real possibility of change in the lives of generations of Kenyan children.