Monthly Archives: September 2011

The TWS Self-help group is registered and has raised funds for chickens!

The ladies who are managing the project in Kikule, got the certificate from the Kenyan Government that states that the TWS Help Group is now officially registered in Kenya. How nice!! They still have their meetings every Monday. The latest news … Continue reading

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Presentation for Homeschool kids

I was invited to give a presentation for a homeschool group last week by my friend Joanna Goode.  I spoke for about 1/2 an hour about Kikule, the library, getting to Kikule, the land, the people, the food and also … Continue reading

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Elephants

Last year F.M. told me about elephants coming to the family compound, removing the thatched roof from the food storage sheds and reaching in with their trunks to eat all of the maize stored there. She remembers being trapped in … Continue reading

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Water (maji in Kiswahili)

June 28, 2011 I think I should speak about water a bit since it’s a constant concern in Kenya. In Nairobi, the capital of the country there hasn’t been water piped to F.M.’s apartment since I’ve arrived. Someone is delivering … Continue reading

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909 books and hoping for about 2000

According to our master list we have 909 books to send to Kenya and more are being donated nearly every day. We’ll be taking them to Milton next Thursday, to be loaded onto a skid, that will be loaded into … Continue reading

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Members of the TWS Self-help Group in Kikule

Here is a list from Florence of the ladies who volunteer as members of the TWS Self-help Group in Kikule. These  ladies played an integral role in the construction of the library and now manage its operation. They planned the … Continue reading

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Application for charitable status submitted

The 16 page document required by Canada Revenue Agency is complete and was mailed to them today. Along with the application, the Constitution of the Tei wa Syana (TWS) Community Initiative Committee was submitted. We also included the minutes of … Continue reading

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The latest at Kikule

Since I returned to Canada in mid-July it’s been a very busy time for the project, both here and in Kikule. The library floor has been leveled and cemented The inside of the library has been plastered The pit latrine … Continue reading

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Big birds and roasting maize in the living room

June 28, 2011 F.M and I went to the International Livestock Research Institute, in Nairobi yesterday for a meeting about a pig project she’s been hired to work on for the next 6 months. She had some phonecalls to make … Continue reading

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African famine relief gets $50M more from Canada

Yesterday morning I sent several emails to Canadian politicians encouraging them to send more aid to East Africa. I’m especially proud to be Canadian today! Thank you Minister Oda! The information below is directly taken from CBC “Canada is giving … Continue reading

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