The second Maranatha School is 14 kilometers away, in the marginalized fishing village of Nkonya. Before a Marantha school opened in Nkonya in 2003, children in the area had no access to formal education; today, about 190 children attend school each day.
The current school – built jointly in 2005 by local residents and volunteers from America - sits high on a peninsula surrounded by water and lush vegetation. While the six classrooms serve as the primary place of learning, some education still takes place outside, as when young children practice their penmanship in the soft dirt beneath a broad shade tree.
A local fisherman and life-long resident of Nkonya donated the land for the school and even half of his house for resident teachers, in gratitude for the education being provided to local children.
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