Friday, May 31, 2013 – Kericho Area project update, Education Day – Sogobet, Ringa, Tulwap progressing well

We left for Kericho for a full day’s work.  Our first stop was at the Tulwap School to move forward their request for classroom renovations.  We had donors  from Canada a few weeks ago expressing interest so I was doing a more in depth look at things.  I had David who is managing projects for us to meet me there also.  It was a very productive meeting with ground work done by Brian Leavitt and Ed Morris.

Board members of school and a very dedicated community

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Current classrooms falling apart

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A few miles down the road was a big celebration for Education Day.  Since this was in the district where most of our schools are, our former project manager Joseph Limo, now the new MP for the area invited us to join him.  Several awards were given out to our schools and most principals and teachers from our schools were there so this gave me a chance to visit them.  Joseph invited Azalea to give the honour cup to the best girls high school in our district. There were over a thousand people.  I made a short speech and was able to leave to our next site.

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One of the most important work for me today was to transition the project management work from Joseph to David.  Now that Joseph is the MP it will not be possible was his day to day management of our projects.  So we were able to get that worked out today and will meet Joseph in Nairobi to finish up the accounting on Tuesday.

Transitioning and introducing  our new project managers.  We took a break from the ceremony to get this sorted out.

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Our next stop was at Ringa to see work progress and is now back on track with the government also working on their share.

Sogobet is going well.  The government has come through with finishing the old classrooms.  The Schnoor block of classrooms are nearing completion.  We planned our next Phase of projects with the school committee today.

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It was a productive day today as we wrapped up many outstanding issues