Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013 -Last day in Mara with our group going in all direction

Our last day in Mara. Our group had many options. Some went on a hot air balloon ride at 5 AM. I was with a crew to look at the repairs and maintenance that was needed for our buildings.  Brian took the lead with a local contractor and it was a very useful time. At

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – A Day off to see the Masai Mara

Today was our day to explore the Mara.  Lots of elephants today and some blocking the road Our group at the Tanzanian border We ended the day with a bush lunch Thanking our hosts

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – Masai Project visits

We enjoyed a great day visiting the projects is the Masai Mara.  Our first visit was to the Irbaan School. We toured, had meetings and planned for future developments. Charlie engaged the students in discussing the value of education and their plans for higher education Discussing the next steps for Irbaan with the school chairman

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Monday, November 18, 2013 – Travel to Mara

Today we arrived in the Mara – part of the adventure is in the journey. We stopped for lunch at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club.  A nice break from 3 hours of travel. What are they watching Hippos Lunch Nixon gave a lecture on Masai culture

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Sunday, November 17, 2013 – Visiting Kiprengwe and Ringa School

After several attempts on my previous visits to Kenya, we finally made it up the hill to Kiprengwe School –          Yes we had to go by foot while the van made it with a few people We reviewed the needs and assessed the Bike project initiated by the Calgary Group.  The plan is working well.  The

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Saturday, November 16, 2013 – Table Banking Day

Today we visited communities that are engaged in Table Banking  – a concept for community groups to self-fund projects for the short and long term through a loan program. They also get training for their respective businesses. The visit was meaningful and useful to all who attended. Al Poole and Charlie McGeehan have been focused

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Friday, November 15, 2013 – Ikonge and Sogobet school visits

Today was another great day of visiting projects.  We were in three groups.  Brian was in Rapogi, Charlie and Al went on to review more of the Table Banking operations and a group with me went to two schools and sat in on meetings. We began with a visit to the Ikonge school. A new

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Thursday, November 14, 2013 – Visit to Ndanai and Kaplomboi

We all seem to have had a great day today seeing different sites and talking to people. Al Poole and Charlie McGeehan came back with an enthusiastic report of their visit with Beatrice Limo and the communities that are engaged in Table Banking. The rest of us visited the Ndanai disabled centre and the Kaplomboi

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Friday, November 15, 2013 – Medical Team in the Mara

Ray Comeau teaching how to deal with fractures. Dental team dealing with large numbers Making it a little easier

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – Visiting Simotwet and Tulwap schools

We left Nakuru and arrived at the Simotwet School.  As always the schools was clean and garden planted. Wayne Neufeld inspecting water drainage problems Jim Ryan impressed by  Mik Wile’s leadership to build this school Our main meeting today centered around how the community can participate in the water program. There were many different opinions

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – Close encounters with hippos and visiting St Ann’s

We started the morning with a boat safari on Lake Naivasha.  Both the medical team and the monitoring team had close encounters with hippos as they cruised the lake Medical team heading out to see hippos Close view of the hippos Time to say good bye to members(Vandenburgs)  of the Medical Team. They are leaving

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Monday, November 11, 2013 – Joining the Medical Team at EAMO

The Monitoring  and Evaluation Team left early this morning to Nakuru.  It was a fantastic day to see the children and the medical team at work at EAMO. The Medical Team has been working non-stop since arrival in Kenya at various locations The intake department Doctors examination ( Dr. Ray and Clinical officer Juma) Pharmacy

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