Project Stedfast 2015 Update

Posted on: Friday, February 20, 2015

Please find below an update from Michael Farquhar, an Officer from 51st Bonnyrigg, on the work of Project Stedfast 2015:

 

Jambo  ( Greetings ) from Kenya !

Apologies

We arrived safely last week with no major incidents , only one passport left at Nairobi airport (recovered ) & the extra luggage allowance allowed  us to bring in 700kg+ of practical supplies , stationery, school uniforms , clothes, shoes , children's toys , paints, sports equipment , medical supplies , books etc . Organising & distributing these materials has been a great pleasure.

It has been great finally seeing the school for myself, & being able to get stuck into the work.

Great progress has been made in refreshing almost all of the paintwork throughout the school & disabled centre .

  • Some more technical activities has been undertaken by our party , Messrs Daniel , Thompson & Dalgliesh working their magic across joinery, plumbing & building fields .
  • Work has also been undertaken in the gardens, planting fruit trees & landscaping.
  • The sports field has also been levelled out & will be compacted in the next couple of days.

The work has been both physically & emotionally demanding however our young men have acquitted themselves well in undertaking their tasks with an equal measure of enthusiasm & humour .

We set off on safari tomorrow at Amboseli, which will be a welcome R&R break after our hectic week here, returning on Sunday for our last few days .

Asante sana ( Thank you ) again for your support in helping make a difference here in Kenya.

Michael Farquhar

www.projectstedfast.co.uk

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