I first heard of Churwi in 2008 I think, it was confirmation time again and Sr Annette had a new project. She wrote to the 6th class telling them about a village way up on the hills. There was no school there and the children had to walk an hour to Maji Matitu school. That would be somewhat manageable if there was no rainy season. Every year the rains come around the months of March and April. The lower land floods and the roads are impassable. Each year people die trying to cross the floods. Even still this year two little children died in the floods between Maji Matitu and Churwi.
So with help from the Creagh NS confirmation class, a school was built on the hills of Churwi. It began with 59 pupils. It now has well over 1000 enrolled.
On Friday we walked up for a visit and to drop off some gifts from Ireland.