Good news! The first shipment of furnishings for the new Tumutumu Nursing School building in Kenya just arrived on site!
Over the past year, MBF has been implementing construction on a $1 million USAID grant awarded by American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA). Phase I of the new facility houses 10 classrooms, 4 labs, a library and an administration wing.
As part of yours and our commitment to the project, we shipped a 40 ft. container filled with furnishings necessary for turning empty rooms into environments where students can learn and be prepared to make a difference.
A dedication ceremony for Phase I of the new campus is scheduled for March 25, 2015.
Thank you for helping make that happen and having an impact on Tumutumu Nursing School staff and students.
Training nurses at Tumutumu goes back to 1929, and since 1989 has been expanding to include community health nursing, and more recently diploma nurses degrees. Last year there were 65 graduates, and they have 220 total students enrolled this year.
More than just new and better facilities, the construction project means Tumutumu will be able to move forward with expanding its educational program and increasing the student capacity to 300. The goal is to graduate 75 nurses and 25 laboratory technicians each year, helping to meet the need for trained medical professionals in Kenya.
Thank you for partnering with MBF and Tumutumu to help complete this project and impact nursing education for years to come. Investing in training health professionals is a smart investment for the future of healthcare in Kenya.
Let’s celebrate and rejoice with our partners at Tumutumu Hospital and Nursing School!