A Response to the Lindi School Fire

Friends United Meeting is grateful for the prayers and interest expressed following the serious fire at the Lindi Friends School. While the school building is a complete loss, we are grateful that there was no loss of life and the fire did not spread beyond the school compound. The cause of the fire remains unknown. The teachers and educators, along with Nairobi Yearly Meeting, appointed a response team to assess immediate needs and a long-term plan for reconstruction.

The immediate plan is to have students resume classes on Monday. Two classes will be held in temporary structures on site, several classes will relocate to the Kibria Friends Church, and the students who are preparing to take the national examination will be integrated with the Friends School Ngong Road.

Given that the fire destroyed all books, school supplies, kitchen equipment, and furnishings, FUM has released $9000 from the Solidarity Fund to provide an immediate response. Friends who want to support this emergency response are invited to contribute online or by check to Friends United Meeting, Solidarity Fund. Friends can contribute online at https://www.friendsunitedmeeting.org/global-ministries/solidarity-fund or mail a check to 101 Quaker Hill Drive, Richmond, IN 47374.

July 28, 2022