Today is our final work day and we are getting ready to leave Kenya. My group left for Naivasha, one medical team left for Kendu Bay Hospital, and another medical team is finishing up work in the Mara. Tomorrow, we will all end up in Nairobi.
Back at the “Thanksgiving culvert”… we stopped at the culvert where I encountered thanksgiving almost two weeks ago. The culvert has dried up and the ladies had walked about 7 KM to fetch water.
Providentially for us, some people appeared by the culvert and gave us more information about the community and the sources of water. We got enough information to send a water team from Kenya to investigate. Brian Leavitt, ABW Co-founder and Project Director, has not had a single day off; he is meeting by the culvert about water for this community.
Packed up and ready to go home:
Evenings are spent reviewing projects with our local project manager.
17 schools were visited and evaluated by Keith Leavitt, 23 current project were reviewed, 9 new projects were evaluated, 40 local medical personnel were trained by a team of 10 doctors and support staff from Canada, 18 financial statements were reviewed, and 21 committed Canadians volunteered to make life better for others.
Two grand openings and one ground breaking were held. Many community meetings and official visits to see dignitaries became part of the daily activities.
Tomorrow night, I will leave with a team of 8 to Rwanda, some are staying in Kenya for an extended holiday and others are flying home.