Returned Peace Corps volunteers and staff and an Oakland, CA teenager recently raised funds for construction of a 2-room school. The villagers built the school and now they need a kitchen. Their current “kitchen” for preparing school lunches is an open-air “lean-to” supported by tree branches. The school is literally at the end of the road on the edge of “the bush.” Everything from snakes to baboons feast on anything that is left there overnight. What is needed is a brick building with a locked door. A secure kitchen will make food preparation more sanitary and will allow rice and other foodstuffs to be stored safely and securely. It will also make the school eligible to apply to the United Nations’ World Food Program to receive food materials which will ensure that all children have enough food. In a poor country like The Gambia, hot lunches not only help the children grow and learn, but also provide an extra incentive for parents to send their children to school. Villagers will make the bricks and construct the kitchen. They need: small bags of cement, $75 each; corrugated metal for roofing, $60 per packet; roofing wood, $6.25 per piece; a door, $30; windows at $40 each; truckloads of sand, $20 each; truckload of gravel, $30 and buckets of paint, $20 each.