TEACHING-EMPOWERING-MENTORING-BUILDING OPPORTUNITY Mission: to partner with individuals and communities in Western Kenya to support entrepreneurial activities, education and health through training programmes, scholarships, water and sanitation projects

Monday, March 20, 2017

A sad farewell

After sixteen years in Western Kenya it is time to say goodbye. Good friends joined us on Sunday afternoon for a cup of tea and a piece of cake to mark the occasion.





Last water project

Shivoga was our last water project together with a climbing frame for the children. This was the water source for the community causing many bouts of sickness and typhoid.


Now there is clean water. The children entertained us before we went to the water--and the climbing frame. 





Saturday, February 18, 2017

Virtues puppet shows

Our first full day of the Virtues Project active in Africa. Val Hilliker gave two wonderful puppet shows, one at Daisy Special school and one at Mwiyenga Primary. The children at Mwiyenga sang Virtues songs and both groups of children were entranced,., especially when the Head Teacher became a puppet




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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Traffic jam


Mungulu climbing frame

Went back to Mungulu Sunday afternoon to open the climbing frame for the children. There were few adults around but a good few children lined up at the well with their water containers. But when Nixon unfastened the ropes there was little doubt that the kids knew exactly what to do while waiting for their jerrycans to be filled.


when we arrived the kids were waiting patiently for water

Nixon undid the ropes

the first onw tried the swing

while the jerrycans waited on their own