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

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Had a wonderful day teaching in High School on Friday. We call it Assertiveness training, but it's character education using some Virtues, some role plays about 'saying no' and some powerful videos on child abuse. The kids were just great, the teachers very cooperative. But it was HOT and I came home rather wilted.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Shisango's new toilets

Late last year we made an appeal for a primary school that was threatened with closure because of the state of their latrines. We received a few donations and proceeded in faith to construct new composting units to be used for the upper classes. We handed over the units last week and will wait to see if elementary age children can handle the use and care. We know we have the teachers on our side. We have a list of many more schools that want to replace their smelly, unsanitary and dilapidated latrines with the environmentally friendly composting units.

We took with us two girls and two boys from Shichinji Secondary School who have had these toilets for over a year. They were excellent in talking to the elementary age children.
Girls' unit

Last instructions to the girls

Boys' unit with urinal

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Setting up new projects

In the field today collecting details for estimates of toilets and water projects. We hope to put composting toilets in two secondary schools that have no sanitary facilities and about five water projects--ranging from water harvesting to a shallow well.