Cara Projects 2012 Project Off to a Great Start

Arrrived safely late on Saturday Night.  We have 23 volunteers with us so 23 people

and 46 suitcases met by Edwina, loaded onto bus and off the Shalome House. 

Sunday our first day was an easy one as work starts in earnest on Monday! Went to

the children we know in Mama Tunzas Home.  It was so great to see them all again

and see how they have gotten so big in a year.  We had a short visit to a local family,

Huairis family, who are locals that we have become friendly with over the years and

who make us so welcome and are so happy to see us.  Humble decent hardworking

people who just accept and welcome us into their homes and who never look for

anything in return.   We visited the 10 girls who we support in Boarding School who

were delighted to see us and finished off going to home that is to become our new

girls refuge centre to plan what work is to be done there.  Back to Shalome tired but

happpy to watch Irish Match… not such a good ending!!

DAY:  Arrived in Kibiko National School to start the painting of 23 classrooms.

What a reception we got.  We were greeted by the Headmistress Josephine, who had

arranged an assembley to welcome us to the school.  There was a Minister, Jonathon,

from the Education Department, the Chairman of the school board and over 50

parents there. We were so warmly welcomed into the community and know that they really appreciate what we are doing for them.  They know that this is for the good of their childrens future. Many of the parents had to walk many miles to attend the meeting .  The painting started and we got so much done. Five classrooms with two coats of paint ready for the final coat tomorrow and five more with the first coat finished.  The children were all squashed into other classrooms to clear some for us to start and were loving all the disturbance my the mzungus.  Loads of photos of kids, classrooms before and after and volunteers hard at work.  Bring on DAY 2….


Todays the Day…

Todays the day.. As well as trapps army on the move so is Paddy’s army.  At 3am we will all meet in Tesco Carpark in Newbridge and we are on the way.  Last minute panics on now.  Trying to squash everything into bags… Make sure everyone knows the arangements… double checking everything and then double checking again…. Still getting donations from very generous people…. We cant explain in words how good everyone has been to us, the kindness and generosity had been mindblowing.  For a country in a bad recession we should be very proud of the great nature of the Irish.  I am  hoping I can  get internet connection in Kenya and to keep you posted on what we are doing and how we are  getting on.  So for now… THANK YOU ALL


2012 Project – Off to Kenya again on 9th June 2012

On the 9th June, 2012  22 volunteers will  travel with Cara Projects to Kenya.  While we are there we hope to keep you up to date with our blog and photos of how we are getting on and what is happening with the children.  Really looking forward to the trip this year, it will be my 4th  time over there and I cant thank everyone who has supported Cara Projects throughout the years enough.  We could not do any of it without your support!