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April 2014

Medical Camp   (published in Kenya)

April 15, 2014 by   Comments(0)

Down in the slums quality medical care has always been a problem to access, especially due to poverty, ignorance poor planning among other issues. Projects Abroad Kenya joined hands with other organizations in the medical field in holding a major medical camp that was held at AIC church Bondeni in Nakuru.

 

The medical camp which was put together by Gaplink in conjunction with Projects Abroad, offered free treatment to all common ailments. Doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners from private and public hospital and health centres worked hand in hand with Projects Abroad volunteers, volunteers were especially helpful in guiding the patients to the right stations dispensing drugs and some were outside playing with children who had accompanied their sick parents.

 

For medical volunteers this was a great learning opportunity from the local doctors. Tropical disease are easly seen in such camps and volunteers got a chance to witness or contribute in their diagnosis and treatment.

 

With this day ending as a big success, it was due to the great input in organizing and planning that started over two months ago. Projects Abroad Medical Coordinator Carol Mungai who was part of the committee that put together this day, was happy to see all Projects Abroad volunteers give a hand in making the camp successful. For most people who benefited from the free treatment, this might probably be the only professional and proper medical services  they have received in a while , Projects Abroad will continue in participating in such occasions and making sure that lives are not lost through lack of access to good medical treatment.

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Medical Camp
 

Tree Planting Nyamathi Primary School / Nelson Health Clinic Navaisha   (published in Kenya)

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Kitted out in our projects abroad t-shirts we began the day by meeting Farrah, the coordinator of the tree planting project we were taking part in, who explained to us the importance of helping to re-build an area severely damaged by deforestation and doing our bit in combating the harm we are inflicting on the environment. Our first job was to drive down to the tree nursery to load the seedlings into a truck- a night of rain made for an interesting drive but we made it! With over 1000 seedlings ready to go to their new homes we made the journey to nearbyNavaisha, where the children of Nyamathi Primary School awaited our arrival. At the school we were greeted by hundreds of smiling faces eager to join in the day’s project, along with an audience of parents who had come to also help. The older children helped us to unload the trees and take them to their readily prepared site. The Head teacher spoke to the children and the parents about the significance of this tree planting mission, helped along by “class four” who sang fantastically a poem about the environment. Time to get our hands dirty! We each took a seedling and in the next few minutes NyamathiSchool had 10 new trees. A small step to make a big difference. We left the rest of the development in the capable hands of our happy helpers and after lots of waving and photos with the children we made our way to our next stop- Nelson Health Clinic. With help from the staff and the other volunteers we spent the afternoon digging and planting hundreds of trees. All of the Projects Abroad volunteers and who took part in this wonderful day (Timo, Karl, Maruto,Sorine, Tonny and Sam) worked very hard to make it a success, and both the school and the clinic expressed their heartfelt gratitude; hopefully we can continue to help these local areas to rebuild and protect our environment and encourage others to do the same. Like class four said, ‘it’s up to US!’.

Eleanor Scull

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Tree Planting Nyamathi Primary School / Nelson Health Clinic Navaisha
 

Tree Planting Nyamathi Primary School / Nelson Health Clinic Navaisha   (published in Kenya)

April 15, 2014 by   Comments(0)

 

Kitted out in our projects abroad t-shirts we began the day by meeting Farrah, the coordinator of the tree planting project we were taking part in, who explained to us the importance of helping to re-build an area severely damaged by deforestation and doing our bit in combating the harm we are inflicting on the environment. Our first job was to drive down to the tree nursery to load the seedlings into a truck- a night of rain made for an interesting drive but we made it! With over 1000 seedlings ready to go to their new homes we made the journey to nearbyNavaisha, where the children of Nyamathi Primary School awaited our arrival. At the school we were greeted by hundreds of smiling faces eager to join in the day’s project, along with an audience of parents who had come to also help. The older children helped us to unload the trees and take them to their readily prepared site. The Head teacher spoke to the children and the parents about the significance of this tree planting mission, helped along by “class four” who sang fantastically a poem about the environment. Time to get our hands dirty! We each took a seedling and in the next few minutes NyamathiSchool had 10 new trees. A small step to make a big difference. We left the rest of the development in the capable hands of our happy helpers and after lots of waving and photos with the children we made our way to our next stop- Nelson Health Clinic. With help from the staff and the other volunteers we spent the afternoon digging and planting hundreds of trees. All of the Projects Abroad volunteers and who took part in this wonderful day (Timo, Karl, Maruto,Sorine, Tonny and Sam) worked very hard to make it a success, and both the school and the clinic expressed their heartfelt gratitude; hopefully we can continue to help these local areas to rebuild and protect our environment and encourage others to do the same. Like class four said, ‘it’s up to US!’.

Eleanor Scull

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Tree Planting Nyamathi Primary School / Nelson Health Clinic Navaisha
 

Tree Planting Nyamathi Primary School / Nelson Health Clinic Navaisha   (published in Kenya)

April 15, 2014 by   Comments(0)

 

Kitted out in our projects abroad t-shirts we began the day by meeting Farrah, the coordinator of the tree planting project we were taking part in, who explained to us the importance of helping to re-build an area severely damaged by deforestation and doing our bit in combating the harm we are inflicting on the environment. Our first job was to drive down to the tree nursery to load the seedlings into a truck- a night of rain made for an interesting drive but we made it! With over 1000 seedlings ready to go to their new homes we made the journey to nearbyNavaisha, where the children of Nyamathi Primary School awaited our arrival. At the school we were greeted by hundreds of smiling faces eager to join in the day’s project, along with an audience of parents who had come to also help. The older children helped us to unload the trees and take them to their readily prepared site. The Head teacher spoke to the children and the parents about the significance of this tree planting mission, helped along by “class four” who sang fantastically a poem about the environment. Time to get our hands dirty! We each took a seedling and in the next few minutes NyamathiSchool had 10 new trees. A small step to make a big difference. We left the rest of the development in the capable hands of our happy helpers and after lots of waving and photos with the children we made our way to our next stop- Nelson Health Clinic. With help from the staff and the other volunteers we spent the afternoon digging and planting hundreds of trees. All of the Projects Abroad volunteers and who took part in this wonderful day (Timo, Karl, Maruto,Sorine, Tonny and Sam) worked very hard to make it a success, and both the school and the clinic expressed their heartfelt gratitude; hopefully we can continue to help these local areas to rebuild and protect our environment and encourage others to do the same. Like class four said, ‘it’s up to US!’.

Eleanor Scull

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Tree Planting Nyamathi Primary School / Nelson Health Clinic Navaishahttps://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/kenya-social-manager/read/340692/tree-planting-nyamathi-primary-school-nelson-health-clinic-navaisha
Tree Planting Nyamathi Primary School / Nelson Health Clinic Navaisha
 

Tree Planting Nyamathi Primary School / Nelson Health Clinic Navaisha   (published in Kenya)

April 15, 2014 by   Comments(0)

 

Kitted out in our projects abroad t-shirts we began the day by meeting Farrah, the coordinator of the tree planting project we were taking part in, who explained to us the importance of helping to re-build an area severely damaged by deforestation and doing our bit in combating the harm we are inflicting on the environment. Our first job was to drive down to the tree nursery to load the seedlings into a truck- a night of rain made for an interesting drive but we made it! With over 1000 seedlings ready to go to their new homes we made the journey to nearbyNavaisha, where the children of Nyamathi Primary School awaited our arrival. At the school we were greeted by hundreds of smiling faces eager to join in the day’s project, along with an audience of parents who had come to also help. The older children helped us to unload the trees and take them to their readily prepared site. The Head teacher spoke to the children and the parents about the significance of this tree planting mission, helped along by “class four” who sang fantastically a poem about the environment. Time to get our hands dirty! We each took a seedling and in the next few minutes NyamathiSchool had 10 new trees. A small step to make a big difference. We left the rest of the development in the capable hands of our happy helpers and after lots of waving and photos with the children we made our way to our next stop- Nelson Health Clinic. With help from the staff and the other volunteers we spent the afternoon digging and planting hundreds of trees. All of the Projects Abroad volunteers and who took part in this wonderful day (Timo, Karl, Maruto,Sorine, Tonny and Sam) worked very hard to make it a success, and both the school and the clinic expressed their heartfelt gratitude; hopefully we can continue to help these local areas to rebuild and protect our environment and encourage others to do the same. Like class four said, ‘it’s up to US!’.

Eleanor Scull

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Tree Planting Nyamathi Primary School / Nelson Health Clinic Navaishahttps://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/kenya-social-manager/read/340691/tree-planting-nyamathi-primary-school-nelson-health-clinic-navaisha
Tree Planting Nyamathi Primary School / Nelson Health Clinic Navaisha