The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize is so much more than a writing contest and yes, I realise I’m in danger of making this sound like a Marks and Spencer advert!
But it is!
Over the past 3 years, MOLP has helped reforest 71 acres of deforested land in the
Coastal Province of Kenya and it has just put a roof on the second, much needed
classroom at Kundeni Primary School too.
Take a moment to smile as you look at our update from Bore.
The children of Kundeni Primary School & the local community work hard to plant, care for, & protect the trees.
The nursery has been a hive of activity; planting new seeds, potting them up & preparing them for the Word Forest.
Word Forest Kundeni
At 71 acres it's growing tall & strong. It'll remove over 2k tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere & improve the air we breathe.
Our First Classroom
It may be sparsely furnished but it's a vast improvement from sitting & learning outside in the scorching Kenyan sun.
Education Is The Key
Children attend school more regularly & the register has expanded too; the children you helped have hope for their future.
The whole community make decisions about how we can best support them; this meeting approved classroom number two.
Classroom Two Begins
Soon the 300 children of Kundeni will have another safe, protected space to study; everyone's excited!
Walls Up, Render On
The labour required to build the classroom was shared throughout Bore. Soon everyone will profit from it.
The Forest Centre
On the edge of the Word Forest, this will be a community learning hub & visitor centre too. A legacy education project.
Enter MOLP 3
This year's contest closes at midnight on the 31st December. Get your short story or poem in soon & we'll plant a tree for you!
Buy our fabulous anthologies, enjoy the brilliant winning entries & we'll plant another tree for every one sold!
Aside from the fact that MOLP has uncovered some remarkable literary talent, the impact of the actions above have been immeasurably positive for the children and community. Continue reading What Our Contest Has Done in Kenya, Via You!