2018 Rehab/Physio Trip to Kenya February 11-27

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Friday, March 2, 2018 – “Wrap Up” by Susan Czyzo

We were touched by the many beautiful children we met and their stories. We were blown away by their patience and perseverance from moment to moment. And we were humbled by the love and care they provided for each other. We take home with us their ability to live in the moment, to be grateful

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 – An Inspiring visit to the Lamu School for children with mental challenges (Eric’s Trip Blog)

It was inspiring to see the progress and the government partnership with A Better World at the school. The government is investing to make this a model school for the county and the country. Children are happy and many needed services are being provided. The Government has built a dormitory that will be opened. ABW

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 – “Maasai Mara Community Clinics” by Susan Czyzo

If you’ve been following along for the last couple of weeks, you would have noticed that I’ve written about our drives to and from clinics and schools a few times already. It turns out it was all a lead up to the drives we’ve been experiencing over the last couple days – game drives! We’ve

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Friday, February 23, 2018 – Children learning to stand up (Eric’s Trip Blog)

A rewarding day for me to see the rehab team in action. Most of my work focuses on meetings, planning, fundraising, and overseeing projects. Seeing volunteers putting in their hearts and souls and achieving results is inspiring. Thirty-two children with disabilities came to the clinic with parents. This is a unique clinic in that parents

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 – Mara Project Day #1 (Eric’s Trip Blog)

Today Keith and Brian Leavitt, George Ford, Justin Khoe, and I are visiting our projects in the Mara area. At Oloigero School we inspected water shortage issues. Talek X-Ray and Ultrasound room taking shape. A classroom in Irbaan has 98 students. Sekanani ECD classrooms are looking great. Enrolment has doubled from 213 in the ECD

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 – “Community Clinics” by Susan Czyzo

Day seven brought us back to the Small House in Ndanai. The highlight of the morning drive? Purchasing sugarcane, avocados, and bananas en route without having to get out of the van – we just can’t get enough of the fresh fruit here in Kenya! You know you’re Canadian when… Monday was day one of

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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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