An update from Joseph in a recent visit to the Marsabit region. Thanks to the generosity of the children, parents and teachers at Cranleigh C of E Primary School, we are able to help make a difference to the lives and schooling of the children of Elmolo Bay.
The school does well and enjoys sustained development support from a number of agencies and institutions. Two new dormitories, additional water distribution system and solar (one each for boys and girls) were completed with funding from CDTF(European union). The boarding is maintained by Kenya Government. Student population is at 329 while that of teachers is 9. In addition, the Elmolo school has two feeder nursery schools with a population of 94. A new primary school was set up by Kenya government for one of the two Elmolo villages. Elmolo community has now two primary schools. Water access to schools and villages has been good. Jacob is still the Head at Elmolo while his former deputy Richard is the Head at the new primary school called Layeni.
Photos from Joseph’s latest visit.
Huge congratulations and thanks to Joseph for his amazing work helping the communities of Marsabit to find a brighter future thanks to the partnership with d.light in the region. D.light is a for-profit social enterprise whose purpose is to create new freedoms for customers without access to reliable power so they can enjoy a brighter future. With 1 in 3 people not having access to reliable electricity, D.Light aims to transform the lives of at least 100 million people by 2020 – they are going strong with close to 12 million lives ‘empowered to date’.
Joseph has been an inspiration in helping introduce this life changing technology to Marsabit and just last week won a photographic prize for capturing the introduction and demonstration of the lights to pupils & parents at Gar Qarsa Primary, Marsabit. Click here to post your congrats to Joseph on the D.Light facebook page or drop us a comment below.
Demonstration of D.Light to the parents and children of Gar Qarsa, Marsabit.
Well done and thank you Joseph
P.s. If you would like to find out more about D.Lite, you can check out any of the below links. D.Lite Website | D.Lite Facebook | D.Lite Twitter
Looking back on 2011, it has been another incredible year for EnKI.
Almost 15 years old and I can very happily say that today we are going stronger than ever. So much of that is down to you all and your amazing work, dedication and support.
To each and every sponsor and supporter, I thank you. Words fail me in expressing the gratitude we all have to you!! Each and every one of your generous acts has helped transformed the lives of so many children in rural Kenya. New classrooms, toilet blocks and halls have been built in Rhonda and Mwangaza, 16 more children were supported through secondary school and many were helped with emergency water and food supplies in the drought hit regions of the north. None of this would have been possible without all your incredible support and for that I, all the EnKI team and all the children and their families thank you!!!
And for those amazing people who give their time and love and expertise to EnKI, thank you for keeping the positive momentum growing each year. Over the last 6 years Mike has stepped into the role of Chairman (while nobly refusing to take the title he deserves so much!!). Words cannot express the love and admiration I have for Mike, without you EnKI would be half of what it is today. Joseph has also been the most amazing rock for us, he, Pamela and the team and inspiring in their unflinching drive to help the children of Kenya, thank you, thank you, thank you!!
To the board in the UK: Robin for bringing an incredible passion to the board in everything from fund-raising to newsletters and projects in the field; Rich for his incredible fund-raising across the Sahara, Rich and Emma who have been a huge help in getting our website up and running; Bena for her expertise in keeping our funds flowing; Sheryl for her positivity and for sponsoring Wato with Bena and Debbie for helping our relationship with Cranleigh Prep to bring so much hope to the EnKI children.
I have used a lot of superlatives I know, but I cannot find another way of expressing how much all of you mean to me and to EnKI. Much love, Rakhee and all the children
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When we started our journey as EnKI in 1996, we set out to achieve one simple goal, to give children a life, not just an existence. Since then we have been blessed to have found support in so may corners of the world.
From the generosity of our sponsors and the indefatigable spirit of all our board members and field force to the rural communities in rural Kenya – everyone of you have helped change the world for those who have so little. My words become limiting when trying to describe the gratitude I hold in my heart for all of you who have made the dream of our little charity become a positive reality for the EnKI children.
While we have come a way since our beginnings, we still have very much to do, and while one child exists without hope, that is one child too many. If we each believe that, as individuals, we can make a difference through out thoughts and actions, today each one of us can bring hope where often there is none.
We hope you enjoy this EnKI blog and that in some ways it helps you feel more connected to the children that you have done so much to help. Thank you for your support on the journey thus far…