November 20, 2012, on a day off from the mushroom project, I joined Shannan Brown on a visit to Longuo Primary School to check in on a side project for Doctor Colin Nelson. The Head Mistress took pride in the school's accomplishments, notably the water tank that Doctor Colin Nelson had contributed to the school. Children no longer have to fear their small contribution of water to the school kitchen. and lug gallons of water to school.
One of the teachers, Alice, stands in front of the kitchen where the childrens' lunches, ugali and beans, are prepared. Alice goes on to point out that in poor weather, strong rain or wind, the poor infrastructure of the hut fails to prevent dirt from coming into contact with the food.
In a meeting with the Headmistress, Shannan Brown, discussed the next steps' for Longuo Primary School to secure a partial grant from Doctor Colin Nelson for a revenue generating dining hall. Throughout the week, the hall would be used as a cafeteria for the kids, and on weekends and holidays the space would be rented to host venues, such as First Communions and weddings. The goal of this model is to make Longuo Primary self-sustainable. The profit from the venues will be used to fund school supplies and eliminate the school's dependence on donations.