Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate

Thanks for completion of school in Angola

At the end of 2016 we sent via ALMA (the Angola, London, Mozambique Association) the final tranche of money collected here for the building and equipping of a new school in our linked parish of St Barnabas, Songo, Angola (the funds had been raised in conjunction with our partner church in America, St Barnabas, Greenwich, Connecticut). We have now heard that the money was distributed to teams of painters, builders, carpenters and metalworkers who have completed the renovation of the school, meaning that many children who had to have their lessons outside the school under the trees are now able to have them in classrooms instead.
The news came in a heartfelt message from the parish priest of St Barnabas, Archdeacon Garcia Kazayilawoko, who gives thanks to God on behalf of all this people for their partnership with St Botolph's.

Below are some pictures showing the renovation work and some of the children in their school.