Saturday, October 15, 2016 – “You can do it”

Today we departed Naivasha and moved on to the Kericho area for our work for the next three days.

Our first stop was at Ringa School. We met up with the grade 7 and 8 students who are preparing for the national exams. Keith Leavitt gave a motivational and encouraging talk to the students. “When I look into your eyes I see possibilities – you can do it. Set your goals high,” he said.

trip oct 2016 keith ringa

Greenhouse operations, a part of the Table Banking:

trip oct 2016 table banking

We visited some of the students in their homes to get a better understanding of their environment:

trip oct 2016 home visit

We met up with parents who are enrolled in the adult literacy program at our schools. The mother with the baby, Martha, now has a chance of learning to read and write. She is also learning English. Her teacher Ann is right of her. Left of her is Beatrice Limo – wife of local MP who has initiated many empowerment programs for women.

trip oct 2016 adult literacy limo

Keith continued his school evaluation with head teachers of our schools.
Sogobet School head teacher and deputy head teacher:

trip oct 2016 keith

Brian Leavitt has joined us today and brought pictures from the Rapogi Project. He has been with Keith Clouten for the past several days. The rest of Clouten’s group will join us on Sunday.

The new dormitory at Rapogi:

trip oct 2016 rapogi dorm

Rapogi School choir wins national award:

trip oct 2016 rapogi choir

These children are wearing clothes made by the sewing club in Yuma, Arizona. Brian spends his winters there and came across a group of ladies who do this:

trip oct 2016 sewing group