What an amazing trip out to Kenya we had this year, check out the photos and if you are interested in coming along next year we would love to hear from you, please inbox for more details.
An awesome medical camp! Over 4500 patients seen in 6 days in 6 locations in Kisii.
During the camp we….
- Sponsored numerous patients for diabetes and hypertension.
- Provided 100’s of people with new glasses
- Removed 100’s of rotten teeth
- Sent 11 patients to the Lions Eye Hospital in Nairobi to have cataract operations
- Delivered 2 baby’s
- De-wormed 6 schools of children
- Educated schools of children and women about sexual health and rape Provided over 300 years of contraception amongst the patients
Over 45 chairs were bought for the children at Kisii Children’s Home, this is home to our re-homed orphans from last years medical camp. All of the children looked well and happy. Thanks to the sponsorship throughout the last year their up keep and school fees were paid for 2013 and 2014.
We bought Brian (who has been disabled from polio and was previously homeless) a wheelchair. The oldest boy we re-homed (Duke) has been doing so well at school he needed to move to a better school so we ensured his extra school fees were paid so he can now go and receive a better education.
60+ pairs of shoes bought for the entire orphanage and woolyjumpers were given to the baby orphans there.
Wema looked amazing after a complete renovation and there is now running water. We raised the level of the yard and put in a drainage system. This was important as the yard was currently getting flooded during bad periods of rain.
We elevated the water tank, providing water pressure so there is now a flushing toilet, running taps and a shower inside Wema!
During the renovation the old store was demolished as it was falling apart and a new store was made.
Wema also received a new examination room, which has been named the John Thornton Assessment Centre. It was painted and made ready to use as a room in the yard of Wema. This will hopefully one day provide the space they need for an x-ray machine.
When we arrived in Kenya we visited Graces Care Centre, to find they were told by the government they would have to close should they not be able to fund having the kitchen retiled and a new stainless steel work top fitted. We were able to provide them with a newly tiled kitchen and a new work top this year, as well as kitting out some new classrooms with school desks in time for the new term starting in September. The orphans and school children who attend Grace’s Care Centre/Lighthouse Grace Academy are very happy they can remain there now too.
This has been such a successful year, thank you all so much for your donations this year and last, it’s truly amazing what you have done for these people who benefit…..THANK YOU!