Destiny Garden School opened in April 2009 and Jackie, who lives in Australia, joined the School project in May for 6 months, from May to November 2009 . Jackie found it exciting being involved in the project from the beginning and her voluntary work varied from teaching Masikah, the school administrator, some basic bookkeeping, to helping Jacob set up safe and comfortable accommodation for volunteers.
Amongst other things, Jackie has helped the school get desks, chairs and blackboards for the classrooms and school uniforms for the children. Her Friends in Australia held a fund raising event which raised enough to enable the School to build a new toilet block. Jackie says –
“Working at Destiny Garden School has been a truly rewarding experience and I cannot speak highly enough of what Jacob is doing to help these poor and vulnerable children. I have lived in Jacob’s apartment with his wife, Brenda and their baby daughter Marvel, for the last 6 months. They have made me part of the family and looked after me in a way I never expected.
I would have no hesitation in recommending other volunteers to come and work at Destiny Garden School.”