Monthly Archives: October 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015 – Mara projects and opening of Marilyn Trenchard Clinic

Another incredible day in the Mara.  We covered a lot of ground today.   Here we are during our visit to Loigero School to see the new dormitory under construction. Jacob, the founder of the school, welcomes us. It started under a tree with 13 students and today there are 612 students. New dorm under

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 – Long travel day to Mara

Today we left Kericho at 7:30 AM and arrived at the Sarova Camp at 1:30 PM. Many have not experienced these roads. We have a great place to stay. Preparing to leave Kericho.  Rick thanks the staff. This evening we had an introduction to the Masai culture from David at the Sarova camp. We also

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Sunday, October 25, 2015 – Tanzania Medical Update

Yesterday we were unable to get all of the patients to see a doctor. We have decided to spend only 2 days in Bumbuli and then go back to Vuga for the last patient who was registered.  Packing and getting ready for Bumbuli tomorrow.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – Visiting rural agriculture projects

Today we were walking up and down hillsides visiting rural homes in the Kericho area. We were talking to our beneficiaries and seeing the progress of our investment in agriculture projects. Beekeeping project. Hearing the stories of our beneficiaries. We also had a chance to visit a tea factory. It was another long day. We

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 – Incredible visit to Ndanai/ground breaking for Sierra classrooms

Today we sent out our group in three teams.  Each group with their own mission.  I am with the Ndanai group at the Bontje/Russell Centre for disabled children. It was great to see the progress on every level including a very clean and well maintained facility.   Boys Dorm. Multipurpose  – our first building opened in

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Monday, October 26, 2015 – More school inspection and agriculture projects

Another long day with a lot of rain. We visited two schools and an agriculture project. Mark and Joe examine the students on geography.   Inspecting construction of classrooms. Sherry working in a classroom. Visiting the women empowerment centre and evaluating the Agriculture program. Needed some help from the local AMA. We ended the day by

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First Day of Clinic at Vuga

Here are some photos from our first day. Before we left for the Vuga Clinic: There were many people waiting for us when we got there: We started registering people for treatment: Doctors were able to see about 170 patients from the 200 that were registered. At the clinic there were more than 360 patients but we

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Sunday, October 25, 2015 – Visiting Tulwap and Ringa Schools

Today was another full day of school inspection, monitoring, and evaluating our projects. Since it was Sunday, we did not expect many at the schools but the teachers and Principals had arrived to meet. The area MP Hon. Joseph Limo and his wife also joined us at the two schools. At the Tulwap school an

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 – Travel day and visiting St. Ann

We left Sweet Waters and made our way to St. Ann’s Baby Home.  The visit was a highlight to many on this trip. We inspected the water system that was just installed. Warren and Rick inspecting the well site: Two 10,000 litre tanks are in place: The classroom flooring was redone and Irene the founder

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Friday, October 23, 2015 – Great day at Segera Mission and Opening Baby Maddy’s school

It was a long day today as we began our work at 7 AM and ended at 4 PM.  Our first visit was to a community named Jerusalem. 600 nomadic people live here—we are installing a water system for them. The drinking water is done and now we are working on an irrigation system. The

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Lacombe Express: Lacombe Rotary Club Supports A Better World School Project

It’s a project that keeps on giving, due to the support of the community and the local Rotary club. This past Friday, the Lacombe Rotary Club continued on their support of A Better World Canada(ABW) and a school project in Kenya. Over the past two years, the club has supported the building of a school

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October 22, 2015 – Update from Ray

The team has arrived safe and sound. Unfortunately, Juma was held up at the border for 2 days but his shear determination and commitment got him through. Yesterday we visited all of the clinic sites and were impressed with Jakcob and his preparation. Poverty is a huge problem. People have no money to get medical

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