Valentine and the team have had a very busy couple of months with new school uniforms and PE kits for the pupils at SBM School. It has not been the easiest task as sourcing the materials and t-shirts has been difficult due to global shortages due to a pandemic but we got there at the end !!

For Zuhura who is teaching our young students to be seamstresses in The O’Gara Sewing Room it was an opportunity to introduce and oversee their skills at measuring & cutting materials. It was great experience for the students and they enjoyed being part of the team. For some it was a little bit daunting as they were worried about making mistakes but they did very well.

Our very experienced team pulled out all stops and with Valentine co-ordinating the deliveries they came up with the goods producing high quality uniforms that we would struggle to buy elsewhere. Simon, Zuhuru, Mary and Gloria work very well together with all four taking pride in the finished product.

In Kenya wearing a school uniform is actually a status symbol, it shows your are being educated and for many children the uniforms are their only items of good clothing. Our pupils at SBM School are given a new school uniform, a new PE Kit, black pumps, underwear and socks so distribution day is a very important day for all the children. For our PP1 pupils it is even more exciting as they have never had a school uniform before.

As we progress through the academic year a special word of thanks to our sponsors, our very hardworking sewing team and also our SBM Staff as they ensure all the pupils keep their uniforms clean and look smart. They appreciate that looking after our environment and ourselves is an important lesson in life.