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Outing to Fort Jesus

a very successful outing today to the old Fort in Mombasa (Fort Jesus), with 90 pupils.  Then a visit to the Aga Khan school in Mombasa town, where we met some of their year 11 students, who have been visiting and helping some of our Unity School pupils.  It’s great...

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Final training day

W We had a really good two full days of NLP training.  All teachers and managers attended plus us four from the UK. The two day  Staff Training Event was held at the Voyager Hotel. All teachers were awarded their certificates....

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A full day yesterday

yesterday Steph taught standard 7 about the pregnancy lifeline and the choices a woman has to make when she has an unintentional pregnancy. It went down really well with pupils and teachers.  We had more meetings about the new building, a summit meeting, lots of...

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Update from Mombasa after first full day

after some hard negotiating we have managed a really good deal at the Voyager and all the teachers will be having their 2 day NLP training at the Voyager conference room to include buffet lunch.  After discussions with staff at the hotel, we have been invited to...

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More T shirts

Another consignment of T-shirts decorated with African designs by Children at Broadwater CofE Primary School. Looking forward to seeing the pictures  

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Trustee visit to Unity School, Mombasa

Christmas Lunch in the Orphanage   An important aspect of our responsibilities is to check that that money given for our work in Mombasa is actually spent as we intended. In the next few weeks three trustees will be visiting Mombasa. Look for their blogs on this...

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Jo’s Blogg from her first visit to Kenya

Joanna is a long term supporter and sponsor of this Charity.  She is a Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and often works one to one with children and young people who have experienced a trauma in their past. Joanna has trained several staff members,...

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From Madonna (Standard 8 student)

A thanking letter read from a standard 8 pupil on behalf of all of the standard 8 class for Carol, Shirley and Jo’s farewell gathering. First of all, I would like to express great appreciation on behalf of my class.  It says in Chinese “no appreciation is enough for...

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Maddy’s Blog Day 10

This is where the children wash their hands after they have been to the toilet. The water comes from the well that was built a few years ago. We hope that the new school building will include a toilet block with basins for the children and a separate staff toilet....

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Maddy’s Blog Day 9

This is the drive home from Mtwapa Creek... Yes, those are beds... and yes, they are across the drainage ditch... Yes, that is a man peeing in the drainage ditch... And yes, that is a man sitting with his legs in the drainage ditch. Life at the side of the road...

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