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Debra’s trip highlights

Headmistress Jolly of Kacyiru School and Debra Students receiving backpacks and school supplies This is Christian. Debra gave him an achievement certificate for good academic performance Students eating lunch in the new dining room Debra has been doing teacher training on how to incorporate the Arts into academic curriculum. She showed the teachers how to

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – Many schools visited today (Eric’s Trip Blog)

We spent the day doing a final check on several projects today. Our first stop was at Sogobet to see the tiled floors and water catchment system. Very nice classrooms supported by Warren and Sara-Jane Schnoor. In Tulwap, we inspected the final phase of the water system. And visited all of our major deep well

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Monday, February 19, 2018 – Visiting a new school project, Keringet (Eric’s Trip Blog)

Our day started with a meeting with Hon. Joseph Limo, MP for the area that we are working in. We discussed projects and the Kenyan Government’s involvement in development, and specifically our partnership. The election issues here have delayed a lot of work but the new cabinet has been sworn in, so things will start

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 – Excitement in Tulwap (Eric’s Trip Blog)

Today’s highlight was seeing the results of our first manual well drilling machine. At the Tulwap school and community, people depend on rainwater. It hadn’t rained for months. Last December, we were testing the well design of “Village Drill” discovered by George Ford of Abbotsford, BC. Today, Tulwap has clean water at 110 feet. This

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 – “Weekend Highlights” by Susan Czyzo

Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, was the location of our weekend activities. The Nyaburi Integrated Primary School and the adjacent hospital in Kendu Bay was where you could have found us, to be more exact. Staggered starts allowed those who wished to spend the morning restoring their energy banks to do so, while the early

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Inspiration all around (Eric’s Trip Blog)

Today’s much-needed inspiration came from 11-year-old Timothy. 10 years ago, when Ray Loxdale and I were working in the Displaced Persons Camp, we met Timothy when he was just 3 months old. I have been following his progress since then. Today I visited him in his adopted parent’s home who also look after 12 other

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Friday, February 16, 2018 – “Day 4” by Susan Czyzo

Over the hump of the apparently critical third day of jet lag, and with the help of a later start, the rehab team welcomed day four and its beautiful blue skies. We wished two of our group members luck as they set off to make the journey to a community hospital a few hours away

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Friday, February 16, 2018 – Visit to Gilgil and Nakuru (Eric’s Trip Blog)

I left Nairobi and stopped at Gilgil School. It was remarkable to see the progress the school is making. Grades have improved and the garden the greenhouse that the school was putting together are flourishing. The next set of buildings to be replaced: Greenhouse supported by Chalice Foundation: I had a chance to visit Janet,

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 – “Day 3” by Susan Czyzo

Feeling energized after our first visit to Ndanai, the rehab team was eager for their first full clinic day at the house. Word again spread quickly that we had arrived and we were warmly surrounded by the students as we exited the vans, with handshakes and high fives for everyone. Those of us with long,

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – Continuing our medical evaluation day

We started our day at the Korogwe District Hospital with meetings with the district medical officer. Our purpose today was to determine the levels of services available and standard of care. Each department was visited and, again, a lot of listening and learning from local doctors. Discussion on vaccinations. Inspect equipment and availability. Dr. Church

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – “Small House with a big heart” by Susan Czyzo

In Kenya, driving durations can only be taken as estimates as many different circumstances can impede progress to a final destination. On our second full day in the country, we made good “Kenyan” time to our first clinic setting despite encountering several random police checks, vibrant market towns where as a foreigner you don’t know

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – “Introductions” By Susan Czyzo

Following a full day of travel for most, the team welcomed their first full day in Kenya with a lovely, filling breakfast in Nairobi. First introductions were being made even before first coffees, with everyone buzzing with excitement as the trip officially got underway. Despite only a few hours of sleep for many in the

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