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Report on our 2012 Project Journey to Kenya

Office of Foerderkreis Kenia Freudenstadt e.V., Germany. Updated version. Original English version first published May 31, 2012. Page 1/4.

THE FOLLOWING PAGES contain the English translation of our society members' travel report who went to East Africa in spring 2012 for visiting and furthering our aid projects in Kenya. To protect the privacy of the supported persons, the report contains a small selection of images only with the names and other personal information of the aid recipients being deleted from this Internet version of the report. We thank all our members participating in the project journey for their detailed account. While reading the following report, you may navigate to the next page by clicking the "Next Page" link on the top and bottom right corners of each page.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012: Nairobi

Having boarded our KLM flight in Amsterdam, we landed on Nairobi International Airport Wednesday evening at 08:40 p.m. local time, received our visas and took a taxi to the Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church (KELC) headquarters in Jerusalem, a borough of Nairobi. We were already awaited there when arriving at 10:30 p.m. and went into our rooms in the KELC youth center.
Sign board at entrance to the premises of the Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church (KELC), Nairobi.
Sign board at entrance to the premises of the Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church (KELC), Nairobi.

Thursday, March 1, 2012: Nairobi

After breakfast we were warmly greeted by Bishop Kahuthu in his office at 10:00 a.m. Our society's project coordinator introduced one of our new society members to the bishop before briefing him on the supported projects which we intended to visit while staying in Kenya. The bishop expressed his sincere thanks for the tuition fees our society has been paying regularly during the last years. At present, his church is supporting 152 students in need in order to make possible their attendance of school. We were given a guided tour of the church headquarters' buildings, including their administration; other church departments; the church building of the local parish; etc. The church's premises comprised, among other buildings, a carpenters' workshop with a carpenters' vocational training program employing approximately twenty young men and eight trainees at the time of our visit.
Visit to Bishop Kahuthu.
Visit to Bishop Kahuthu.
Family father who is receiving support from our society in the Kenyan highlands.
Family father who is receiving support from our society in the Kenyan highlands.

Friday, March 2, 2012: Nairobi

In the early morning hours, we started a 55-mile trip to the highlands north of Nairobi in order to visit a family whose father is handicapped since his childhood. Due to the long drought period and its accompanying food supply problems, we had already purchased for them a large food packet. Upon arriving, we were warmly welcomed by the family who showed us around their little property, which includes a small pineapple field. This was followed by handing over to them this year's school tuition fees. At 2 p.m. we continued our trip stopping by at Thika where we took a short coffee break and visited the nearby waterfalls before returning to Nairobi.
Purchase of staple food packet for supporting a family in need living in the Kenyan highlands.
Purchase of staple food packet for supporting a family in need living in the Kenyan highlands.
Supported family father with his single milk cow.
Supported family father with his single milk cow.

Saturday, March 3, 2012: Malindi (Indian Ocean)

In the morning hours we rode back to the airport in order to board a plane from Nairobi to Malindi which is situated at a distance of a few hundred miles from Nairobi, right at the Indian Ocean coast and thus in the vicinity of several other villages where our society is supporting several individuals in need.
Visit to a family in the highlands, which is being supported by our society.
Visit to a family in the highlands, which is being supported by our society.




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