Project / Segera Mission

Project Story

We currently have 3 active phases for the development of Segera’s clinic. The clinic serves an area of over 10,000 people and can see up to 1,000 patients each month! You can improve healthcare services at Segera by joining us in building a new 5-room community health centre and installing a water system for the Clinic and community by March 2017. Click ►HERE to read more about the clinic. 

About This Project

Classrooms: 10
Students: 342
Teachers/Staff: 13
Patients: 8,400/year
Invested: $77,903


Video of interest: “Samburu village defies arid status emerging food secure” by K24TV

About the project

The Segera Mission was started by Rev. Carlton Gleason after he first visited Kenya in 1998 and saw the tremendous needs. Rev. Gleason, called “Pappy” by all that knew him, started a medical clinic, a school, a feeding program for widows and orphans and a mission outreach program in a remote area 40 miles from Mount Kenya in Northern Central Kenya. He died there at age 94 leaving behind a legacy of caring and love to the poorest of the poor. Currently, there are 141 boys and 144 girls being educated by 4 male teachers and 5 female teachers. The Segera Clinic is currently set up in the dining/kitchen building where the orphans also live. A new clinic building will soon be constructed.

  • The Segera Clinic provides the only medical care for 600 square miles serving an area of more than 10,000 people
  • Operated by Richard Skow. Owns 20 acres for mission and donated six acres to a foundation for school.
  • Includes primary school from nursery to Grade 4, dispensary/clinic, orphanage and water supply (water treatment from river), plus two chapels. Only public library in 600 square km, with about 2,000 volumes.
  • Thirty full-time staff, including three nurses and one lab technician plus support staff in the dispensary/clinic.
  • ABW installed water distribution system and built 4 classrooms in 2015. Currently using a storeroom, chapel and family and staff space for school. Ranked second among 30 district schools on the national exam.
  • The dispensary/clinic operates around the clock and has had about 300 births in three years. The lab does urine/fecal/blood tests on site. The clinic had more than 8,400 patients in the preceding year, not including the pre- and post-natal visits or about 1,000 immunizations.
  • Eight orphans live on site.
  • Most financial support comes from individual private donors.
  • Operational expenses are about $10,000-12,000 USD per month. To include a maintenance program would push the budget to about $15,000.
  • Patients pay 100 KSH, if possible.

Our involvement

Four new classrooms were built in 2015, followed by 3 more classrooms. Water and agriculture projects are quickly providing sustainable development for the Mission as well as its surrounding community. A new clinic building is in progress.

Current Phase Updates

Segera Mission Agriculture Update

November 22, 2016 An update from Serge: We started the 3rd season of our agriculture program. We will also focus on our farm at the Mission and our program in Jerusalem. We introduced the domestic garden in a sac in Jerusalem and each HH has fours bags of vegetables and they are doing extremely well.

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Segera Mission Light Update

June 23, 2016 Rick Wiebe, Segera’s Project Manager, delivered several blow-up lights to the teachers/staff of Segera. Here he is introducing them: just blow into the light, and voila! And the students are learning how to use them!

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Current Phase

Segera Mission Clinic (Funding by Rangeland Engineering) – Phase 1

$50,000 goal

$0 raised

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Phase Objective

To build a new 5-room community health centre

Project Leader:  Rick Wiebe

Major Donor: Rangeland Engineering (Calgary, AB)

Current Phase Info

Completed Phases

Segera Mission School – Phase 2

To build 3 new Primary School Classrooms

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Segera Mission School – Phase 1

The building of 4 classrooms

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