Eric’s Blog – January 25

We left Nakuru early in the morning to visit Gilgil School. This school’s construction was a gift from Gord Bontje to mark his 60th birthday. A typical visit to a school involves a review of past projects, future needs, enrollment stats, national exam results of the students and enrollment numbers.

One of several buildings completed by the Bontje family.

Meeting with the school Head Teacher

Inspecting the next two classrooms that are in need of repair.

After the school visit we drove to Nairobi and boarded the plane for a 2 hour flight to Lamu. We are here to review the progress of the Special needs school that the Bontje family has been supporting for the past 13 years. Gord celebrated his 50th Birthday with his daughter Emily here in 2007 and has not been back to the island since.

From the Lamu airport we took a boat ride to the steps of our hotel.

After checking-in, we sailed on a dhow on the India Ocean. One of my favourite things to do in Lamu is to sail and watch the sunset

Tomorrow we will visit with the local people and do some sightseeing before our Monday work at the school.