Meru was finally finished and opened in April 2014. The plot consists of one building where there is a dining room, day room and somewhere for visitors to stay. The other building consists of 6 bedrooms for the boys and separate accommodation for the carer, consisting of two bedrooms and a lounge. There is a detached kitchen area and the land is good for growing some crops as well as an area for the boys to play. The boys sleep on double bunk beds and, depending on the size of room, there are between four and eight children sleeping in each.
We also have a patch of land locally where trees are being grown so they can be sold in a few years time to raise funds. This is an easy and lucrative project.
All the boys are doing well either going to school or college. The boys at Polytechnic are being trained in practical skills, such as electrical and hospitality. In their spare time they enjoy football and also look after the rabbits, which are used for food when big enough. The boys are also learning to cook for themselves and have chores to do like cleaning as other Kenyan boys would do in family homes. So they are experiencing a real family atmosphere.