Kenya Water Project

Franklin Daybreak Rotary members Billi Black and Rachel Hoskins traveled to Kenya on October 16, 2016 on a week long journey to assist with a water grant in coordination with district 7670 Rotary clubs, Western Carolina University, and a Rotary club in Kenya.  The purpose of the water project is to drill a well, providing a clean supply of water to a local elementary school of 1100 students.  With a source of water, the project plans to also add toilet facilities and and a garden to supply food for the school.

A variety of donated supplies were taken for the students.        supplies-kenya


Billi and Rachel provided the following updates while in Kenya:

Update 10/18

Day 1:

We arrived in Nairobi at 11pm
Went through customs and met Serah

We got to our home stay and we’re in bed by 12:30

Woke up at 5 am to meet with the president of the Rotary Club
No club meeting this week as they have their “Independence Day”

We had oatmeal, pancakes and apples with our coffee and we’re on the road. 90 minutes later we finally got to our destination.
There was an accident on the bypass


Gilbert of Six Acres, Billi, Rachel, Lane Perry, (RC of Waynesville Sunrise), daughter Prescott, Rus Binkley, Cathy, his wife video editing our progress on the global grant

Then we went to the baby elephant orphan farm.

This picture is one of the elephants’ stall; they sleep with their keeper each night.

Can you seen the trainers loft?


Additional Pictures:

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Rachel and Billi

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Update 10/19

Ngongo Primary School

Went for a site visit with the board of the school, the head master, and Six Acres

We got our permits from the country and were signed off by the board

Our presents were a big hit

Rotaract refurbished this room as a one computer room


The library at Ngongo Primary School (left). Western Carolina grad students teaching at Ngongo Primary School.
Notice the number of children and state of the building (right).

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Update 10/20

Tea farm today – stepping back in history.  Tea and a talk about the farm.  Lunch on the lawn and a walk through the indigenous forest where the monkeys stopped to visit.

Check out our mosquito netting in our bedroom.

Went to a school with a similar water project.

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Update 10/21

Masai Mara Safari – our home for the next 48 hours.

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Update 10/22

 Lions, cheetah and elephants.  This is an amazing view of nature’s bounty.
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