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

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Two more wells

Two more locations that need a clean water supply. In both cases we required an easement agreement from a local landowner which would be lodged with the Chief's office in case of future disputes about use of the water.

This was Mungulu:
This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago and since then the situation has worsened. people are walking nearly two hours to find water to carry home.

We explained the contract and signed the agreements.


the owner of the land turned the sol

We then went to Emakanya and repeated the process:

we all tried to find some shade

we signed

everyone wanted to say a word of thanks

the owner of the land

We promised to put in a climbing frame at each location for the children. This obviously adds to the costs, so any small extra donations would be gratefully received . It costs about $200 US to put up a sturdy frame as at Emakuche. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Emakuche well

We handed over the water project today to the Emakuche community.
This was the original water supply:

The video of the handover is on Tembo- Kenya Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TemboinKenya/

the new well

handing over the contract for upkeep

the assistant chief was very impressed

ready to open the well

the assistant chief pulled up water easily

as did the oldest lady there

For the first time we built a climbing frame and play area for the chiildren, the first one these people had ever seen.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Job training

There is a huge cohort of young people who either never finished school or, once they had their HS diploma, had no fees to continue with any kind of training. Today we awarded scholarships to five young people ready to work hard for a new start in life. In the two year technical program Rose will take Textiles and Clothing, Julius mechanical engineering, Bonface chose Automotive eng. Two who never went to secondary school will take the training for all classes of vehicles and get their driver's licence.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Our friends' wedding

we were again honoured to be invited to the wedding of our long-time contractor, Nixon and his wife Roselyn the last day of 2016
Nicky and Rosie as they are obviously called by their friends , have been together for several years in a 'come we stay' relationship. They have four children.