The photo below shows PCEA Silanga Centre as it is today. The Sanctuary is the building towards the right, with the cross on its roof. To the left are the classrooms of the Secondary School. The building facing, in the centre, is the library and original Science Lab.
The photo below shows the rest of the site; this time the Sanctuary is on the left, the Nursery School building is next and the new Science Lab is on the right, nearing completion.
The building below is the V.C.T. centre – which stands for Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre. It is a small office, part of the OVC Program and open to the whole community. It is an initiative adapted from the Kenyan Government to raise
awareness of HIV/AIDS. The VCT is a means of helping members of the community to get to know their HIV/Aids status, and to receive counselling.
Counselling before and after testing is mandatory.
PCEA Silanga are liaising with Government Health Officials in order to receive official approval. Mercy M. Bauni, the current OVC Programs Manager is also a Community Health Worker and will be working closely with Gilbert Ochieng, who is
a Nurse by profession and who is in charge of the Child Development Centre at Silanga (A Compassion International supported project.)
The VCT centre is situated at Silanga and is part of the project that The Church of Scotland HIV Programme are currently supporting.
Thanks to the tremendous support at our recent Auction and Balloon Race events, we were able to complete the fundraising for the new toilet block and water tanks ahead of our goal! The money to begin construction was forwarded to the Kirk Session of PCEA Kibera Parish Church during July 2011.