Monthly Archives: April 2012

62 visits in 22 days before the bulk of the books arrived

I’m back with some more great photos! The library has two rooms; one small room, the office, where the revision books (curriculum based study guides with sample exam questions) are kept locked up when not in use, and where the … Continue reading

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Rain water harvesting

One of the things we’ve been working really hard to raise funds for is clean water for students who visit the library. A huge thanks to all of you who made this possible!! Some volunteers in the community installed the … Continue reading

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Books are in Kikule!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for! The books you all donated and that we shipped to Kenya last fall have arrived. They are at the library now.  Hooray! They will be well used since students are visiting the library … Continue reading

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Books to Kikule

I heard a rumour last week that if the rain lets up a bit so that the roads are passable, the books shipped last fall are going to do the final 100kms to Kikule from my co-founder’s apartment in Nairobi … Continue reading

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Chamberpot versus roaches

So here’s a dilemna I’ve been giving some thought to for the past 24 hours or so.  In planning for my upcoming trip to Kenya I had lunch with a woman who mentioned that when she stays with a host … Continue reading

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3 pairs of pants

Well, since I’m leaving in 1 month for Kenya, I went and bought 3 pairs of pants today to take with me. Some of you may not know this about me but I hate spending money, especially on frivolous things … Continue reading

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West End Voices Concert Videos

One of the secondary school students in Kikule, who is among those awarded tuition scholarships, received a scholarship thank to the generosity of  the Nepean High School music department. My brother Lee (Mr. Carter to you when he’s at work) … Continue reading

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Kenya bound

Wow I’ve been neglecting my blogging responsibilities but it has been a very busy week! Not only do I have a final exam tomorrow (the last one I have to write for my MSc) that I have been preparing for, … Continue reading

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Solar-powered computers application

We found out this morning that our application for funding to add  solar-powered computers to the library, was not approved.  There is good news though! The agency that we submitted the proposal to, did say they might be able to … Continue reading

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Every Drop Counts

Every Drop Counts, happening May 4 from 6:30-8:30pm will be an event and fundraiser that you won’t want to miss. Just one month away, it is happening at RiverSound Retreat; a yurt in the forest on the shore of the … Continue reading

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