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Kansas2Kenya’s Successes in 2019
- Conducted seminars for women on nutrition, dental care, chronic illnesses, reproductive health and gender based violence.
- Continued a program to fund school fees for orphans to enable them to receive a school lunch in Maai Mahiu.
- Supported Agatha’s Amani House, a safe house for women who are victims of domestic violence.
- Provided support for Karati School for mentally disabled children and adults
- Continued support for the Osborne Libraries in Nakuru and Maai Mahiu, updating eReaders and continued funding of a library director.
- Provided funding for construction projects at All Saints Church in Maai Mahiu.
- K2K Medical Team provided six health clinics in three villages, treating over 2000 adult and pediatric medical and dental patients.
- Continued participation with University of Nairobi School of Pharmacy, providing education programs on campus.
- Provided funding for a cooking pot and fire box at Ngeya Primary School. The cooking pot will provide lunch for 1600 students.
- Organized a soccer tournament and provided student leadership/education awards at Ngeya Primary School.
- Conducted pastoral visits with local clergy for parishioners of All Saints Church.
These changes were only possible through the gifts of time and money from the people connected to Kansas2Kenya. A heartfelt thank you to all of our contributors.
Kenya changed my life
When I was first asked to join the Diocesan community development team to Kenya last summer, I thought, “Wow, what a wonderful thing to do. I’ve always wanted to go to Africa.” When I got there and started ministering to the people in the small village of Maai Mahiu, my original idea of a great trip turned into a powerfully renewing experience in Jesus Christ, powered by the Holy Spirit, through the lives of the wonderful people of Kenya. Continue reading
Community Needs in 2020
- Continue programs teaching boys and girls reproductive biology, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, boundaries, values, decision making, and information about gender-based violence.
- Purchase of additional ereaders and downloads for St. Nicholas School library in Nakuru and the Osborne Library in Maai Mahiu, and delivery of physical books for the different age groups.
- Provide mosquito nets to young children and pregnant women.
- Continue to fund school lunch fees for orphans in Maai Mahiu. Provide food support to orphans.
- Support Agatha Amani House general operation including sustainable agriculture projects. Continued support of survivors and their children needs including clothing, food and medical expenses.
- Conduct seminars for women on nutrition, dental care, chronic illnesses, reproductive health and gender based violence.
- Identify water projects and other land use projects for Agatha Amani House and other locations.
- Provide health clinics for adult and pediatric patients through the K2K Medical Team.
- Expand education programs with University of Nairobi School of Pharmacy to include the dental school and the medical school.
- Lead a collaboration conference of non-profit professionals and community leaders to promote communication, share best practices, advocacy, and legislative types of influence in cooperation with each other.