COWDENBEATH Rotary Club’s project geared to seeing a special education centre built in the Eldorit community, in Kenya, is almost complete.

The project came about through a Zoom meeting involving club member, Hank John, and a local pastor in Eldorit, Father Joseph, during the Covid lockdown in 2020.

Father Joseph told the rotary club’s senior vice-president that the community’s school, which catered for just over 100 pupils, was badly in need of improvements.

Central Fife Times: The new education centre will benefit children of the Eldorit community in Kenya.

The club needed to raise £7,200 to build a vocational education centre at the school to allow the teaching of things like carpentry, sewing and tailoring, along with a kitchen, and with the assistance of a Rotary District 1010 grant, this was achieved and now the project is nearing completion.

Thursday’s meeting heard from Hank, who said: “The building has been completed and fully decorated, and all that is needed now is for the electrics to be fitted.

“We are hoping that this can be achieved soon and that within the next few weeks the vocational centre will be fully operational.”