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Much achieved in Kenya with sore muscles and blisters won through much effort and great team work

October 29, 2019  |  Kenya

Sunday, October 13 The group met up on the Saturday night at the Best Western Hotel in Nairobi, having been picked up from the airport by the local NGO – Access Kenya. This is a... Read More

Reflections on progress in Kenya

November 14, 2018  |  Kenya

Reflections on our first few days in Kenya We met our 8 new and old DWC friends (Jim, Cathy, Alicia, Terri1, Terry2, Jen, Chris and Russ) at YVR where we began a long and happily... Read More

Volunteer Families work in Kenya

July 26, 2018  |  Kenya

Day 1: Smiles, big eyes and waves As the whole team drove into the Aguthi Primary School yard in Nyeri, Central, Kenya; all of the 400+ elementary students came to the classroom windows and doors with smiles,... Read More

Water collection enhances food security in Kenya

May 9, 2018  |  Kenya

Nutrition and education, particularly during a child’s foundational years is important. A DWC team in Kenya is developing a water collection system to irrigate a garden at an impoverished school. The food from the garden... Read More

Seeing a community grow in Kenya

January 3, 2018  |  Kenya

Safeguarding water access for kids in Kenya Our 2017 teams worked on a project to bring clean water to the Kirinyaga Primary School in the Naro Moru community. The rainwater collection tank provides clean drinking... Read More

Kenya: Maai Mahiu – April 2016

April 19, 2016  |  Kenya

Kenya week 1 We have arrived! After two long flights from Canada, these six ladies finally landed in Nairobi, Kenya. Let the adventures and the expansion of our minds begin!  Upon disembarking the plane, we quickly... Read More

November 14: A Group Effort and a View of Mt. Kenya

November 14, 2013  |  Kenya

Wednesday’s activities involved a collective effort of the DWC team together with about 20 adult  members of the village  including both men and women.  We replaced  sections of the original  local 1 1/2 inch PVC water... Read More

November 13: A Tour of the Community

November 13, 2013  |  Kenya

Its the Kenya Water Project Team reporting in again with some bedtime reading:As you will note-getting a little more descriptive on our precise location. All is well here and we have had no rain these... Read More

September 12: Trying to make a difference

November 12, 2013  |  Kenya

When the Softchoice Cares board decided to go to Maai Mahui, Kenya earlier this year I was extremely excited but at the same time I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would we actually be able... Read More

November 12: A Trek to say the least…

November 12, 2013  |  Kenya

We are back after our first day on the job so to speak, more of an orientation day really, but I wanted to send a picture (below) of the job site as we found it... Read More

September 11: Blood, Sweat, and Laughter

September 11, 2013  |  Kenya

Over the past several days I have learned more about myself, my limits and where my strengths lie, then ever before. I have learned in short order that I am NOT the most gifted craftsman,... Read More

September 11: When pride equals education

September 11, 2013  |  Kenya

I grew up in an affluent suburb of Chicago where I attended a public high school that ranks in top tier of schools throughout the USA. From there I attended Clemson University, where I achieved... Read More

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