Monthly Archives: October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013 – Last Day in the Mara and tomorrow we depart…

Today most got the day off to prepare for their trip home.  Some are going back home to Canada, some are going to Tanzania, Some to Lamu and 13 are going to Rwanda with me. Most worked on their projects and others attended various meetings. We had our farewell bush dinner under the stars after

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – Recreation Day

Today was our first full day off to explore the Mara. We went on an all-day game drive. A Walk along the river to see Hippos and crocodiles Then a nice bush lunch Sandy Gouchie thanked the cooks and waiters who had set up a nice lunch This evening we had driver appreciation night Each

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – Visit to Irbaan School and Talek Clinic

We spent the morning at the Irbaan School today.  We divided the group by expertise and gave them various tasks at the school. The school was started with a partnership with the Balmoral Bible chapel and expanded by the Bob and Sandra Northey family. Rob Saik and Local Agriculture Teacher working on the garden Margaret

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Monday, October 28, 2013 – Arriving in the Mara

It was a long drive today to the Mara.  There were many  animals to greet us. A stop for lunch at the Fairmont Safari Club Some just relaxed after driving on some bad roads We had a lecture on Masai Culture from Nixon the tour guide at the camp It was a full day of

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Monday, October 28, 2013 – Arriving in the Mara

It was a long drive today to the Mara.  There were many  animals to greet us. A stop for lunch at the Fairmont Safari Club Some just relaxed after driving on some bad roads We had a lecture on Masai Culture from Nixon the tour guide at the camp It was a full day of

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Sunday, October 27, 2013 – Ringa School opening and Sogobet visit

It was another great day as the community turned up at both schools.  Our first stop was at the Sogobet School.  Construction has started on the nursery classrooms and the students are ready to move in to the new 3 classroom block. On the way we stopped for some soap stone carvings. So many choices.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 – EAMO Day

One of the highlights of our trip is a visit to see the children at EAMO.  We participated in the service, had lunch and arrived in Kericho, the tea capital of Kenya. Here are some pictures from today.  Everyone had a great time. Ralph gave a history of the orphanage he founded. The dining room

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 – EAMO Day

One of the highlights of our trip is a visit to see the children at EAMO.  We participated in the service, had lunch and arrived in Kericho, the tea capital of Kenya. Here are some pictures from today.  Everyone had a great time. Ralph gave a history of the orphanage he founded. The dining room

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Friday, October 25, 2013 – Visiting St. Ann’s and close up of Hippos

After a hectic and wonderful grand opening of the Turkana School, we are now heading west to see several projects.   We have a group that is prompt. Our first stop was at the Rift Valley for a great view Then a surprise stop for a boat ride on Lake Naivasha for a closer look at

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 – Turkana Education Centre opening in Lodwar

Our purpose of making this trip to Lodwar was to open a school for the Turkana People.  The school, kitchen and dining room is a gift from Rick, Sharon and Andrew Wiebe and the their staff of  Carpet Colour Centre, Lacombe Rotary Club and a Better World. It was a very hot day and we

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Wednesday, October 24, 2013 – Arriving in Lodwar

We started our morning at the Elephant Orphanage a favorite of many. We had several hours before our flight to Lodwar so we took advantage of the morning to see the elephants.  This one is about a month old. Burnham grandchildren posing with the elephants Our flight was delayed to Lodwar by about two hours.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – Lacombe Rotary Club and friends arrive safely in Nairobi

A tired but enthusiastic group has arrived to begin  the adventure.  Everyone I hope is sleeping or at least in their rooms resting.  It is almost 2 AM now. We need to get going by 9 AM.  

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