2019 Trip Blog
Written by Liz Oluouch
Today’s blog is written by Liz! Liz; Elizabeth Oluoch is the Exectutive Director of Beyond Limitations (our partner organization on Mageta Island). She is our Kenyan Superwoman, and is an essential part of our team. We love working with her. Check out her experience with the Canadian team in the post below.
“What a blessing! Having Kathy, Cheri and Greg this year is just amazing. The varied hotels and guest houses makes it both fun and of a high level of acclimatization and adaptation. This is coupled with an uncommon, unstoppable, untold, irreversible, irrevocable and irresistible attitude of a “servant king”.
Having the same catering team brings a sigh of relief and allows for focus on other significant trip matters. They are upbeat with all sorts of snacks for lunch that the team highly appreciates.
Meeting with Mageta Island committee and listening to them forge their development agenda is a huge encouragement. Development of action points are next steps to take the notches higher regarding water supply and environmental sanitation to the schools and entire community. Improving the reading culture in schools will change the face of education.
Social, political aspects of development namely community participation, involvement, ownership and sustainability are revisited per school to solicit for more multi –sectoral and political support Trees For Boys is going to sweep across Mageta Island in terms of land scape outlook, breaking wind, and conserving top soil for better agriculture and above all producing fruit and moringa to add value to the ongoing school feeding program. Days For Girls remains top priority among needy girls in enhancing their self- confidence. Combined skill set among MCOH and BLCP meets the glaring demand of varied expectations.
I can’t wait to join the team to Meru via Nanyuki. Looking forward for this lone opportunity of team building.
DFG in session
Liz’s Blog #2
Although tractors were brought by ferry from the mainland to improve the ring road in Mageta Island in 2016, run off during rainy season has created ridges on the road making it rough. This has made motor bicycle riding (piki piki) as a means of transport even more bumpy and interesting. The cold shower at Goshen guest house makes all the difference after a long dusty day of work.
Liz’s Blog #3
Greg and Madam Prisca at mitundu primary taking boys through health education using various methods including demonstration, singing, questions and answers. Those who are tired are peacefully allowed to take a nap in the course of learning. Preschool children are not left out. They actually demanded for a greeting from the visitors.