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

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Always a study in contrasts

From a rural area where people are desperate for clean water, we then spent a day at the university (Masinde Muliro Uni of Sc & Technology) and were honoured to sit on the main platform (under the shade!) just behind ex President Kibaki who is the Chancellor. Many speeches, delightful entertainment and things moving along like clockwork, with only about a 90 min delay, which is wonderful for Africa!.

It took us 90 minutes to drive from home to the University (no more than 2 km away) Traffic was horrendous and we saw the lineups of people waiting to enter the university grounds. Hawkers were selling sparkling garlands and cards, buses full of friends and relatives crawled along with many passengers opting to do the last part on foot. I am posting just a few shots, including those of Dorcas who waited at home for 4 years, refusing early marriage,  before we were able to find her a sponsor. She has just graduated in Electrical Engineering.

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