In the beginning of February, an art auction was held to benefit the Gundua Foundation’s school project in Kenya. It was a great success.
The 70 pieces of art that were sold raised more than SEK 1 million. All the money will go to the construction of a school in Ex-Lewa.
“The auction was well attended and the result was far better than expected,” says Jeanette Palmstierna, project manager at the Gundua Foundation. The money from the auction ensures that the construction of the school can continue according to plan. Work is scheduled to be completed in 2009.
“Now the students have moved from temporary classrooms to newly built rooms in the Gundua Secondary School. The laboratory will be the next building to be completed.
One of the attendees at the auction was Kenya’s ambassador to Sweden, H.E. Mrs Purity Muhindi, who held an inspiring speech. Despite the political unrest in Kenya, the government’s promise of free schooling is still valid, and the Kenyan state appreciates the Gundua Foundation’s initiative to construct a school in Ex-Lewa. The Ambassador said she was impressed with the speed of construction and the degree of support for the children of Kenya.
See the pieces sold and the final prices (www.bukowskis.se)