Monthly Archives: June 2012

Just another Saturday in the village

I should probably be getting to bed since I’ll be up at 6 to be a mass for 7 . Singing in the choir again tomorrow and I understand I’ll be wearing a choir robe! I had better take my … Continue reading

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Two wrong buses, overcharged for my ticket , underpaid for the toilet – there’s no place like home

Another week has sped by. I was very careful and didn’t lose anything down any latrines! Unfortunately I had quite a bad cold all week and am still getting over it. The Kenyans tell me it’s because the climate was … Continue reading

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Centurion Cycling coming soon-please sponsor a rider!

Hi all, One last post for this visit to the city. I need to get some breakfast and head to the market to buy some mangoes and avocados (the last of the samples I need to collect this week) and … Continue reading

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I swore (or today my bank card fell down a latrine)

Well, the power has gone out and although I can hear the generator running outside my room,  I’m in the discount wing, which is not an area supported by the generator it would seem. So I’m typing by candlelight (candles … Continue reading

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Cucumbers, soccer, and feed sampling

I’m a couple of hours away from the village right now, relaxing in my hotel room before supper having just walked home from the nearby Kenyan version of a Superstore, a bit like heaven for those of us used to … Continue reading

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A visit to Kikule

The co-founder of the Tei wa Syana Community Initiative (now a registered Canadian Charity) visited the library on Sunday. She said it looks fantastic. The book storage room is crammed with books and they are getting well used! There are … Continue reading

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TWS is a registered charity!!

Hi all, TWS is now a registered charity! All donations are eligible for tax receipts. Our official name” is Tei wa Syana Community Initiative AND … our charity’s registration number, effective May 14, 2012, is 84603 8685 RR0001. Thanks to everyone … Continue reading

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Mini-greenhouse and meeting with high school students

I left Pearson International on May 14th and it’s hard to believe I’ve been gone a month already! I’m really starting to feel like part of the community since I meet people along the road that I can greet by … Continue reading

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A toad in the living room and blisters on my hands

Another busy week in Kenya! Things are going well still. Here’s are some of the things  that happened this week: Choir practice, Kiswahili class, lots of time weeding and visiting new friends in the community, frisbee, strategic planning at one … Continue reading

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Another busy week

Last week flew by and I know I promised on the weekend I would tell you what I had been doing and I never got to it! So here goes. On Monday the last stage of strategic planning was completed … Continue reading

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