W.J. Mouat students help build orphanage in Kenya

Kenny Nguyen and Rick George helped design the facility.

W.J. Mouat students Rick George and Kenny Nguyen

W.J. Mouat students Rick George and Kenny Nguyen

Two students of W.J. Mouat Secondary, a “school of character,” spent part of their summer in Africa making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

Kenny Nguyen and Rick George, with the professional guidance of their teacher Patricia Beck, helped design two buildings for an orphanage in Kenya.

With the financial support of the honorary consul of the Republic of Kenya, and using the schools state-of-the-art technology, the boys created detailed 3D models of the buildings. They then went to Kenya to help in the construction of their designs.

“These boys have taken our school of character values to an international level,” said principal Rob Comeau. “Our friends in Kenya are experiencing what we strive to live by – in particular, awareness, teamwork, and caring. I’m so proud of the work done this summer and the work to come in 2013.”

For more information on Mouat and its projects, visit wjmouat.com or follow the school on twitter (@wjmouat).