Their weekends have included wine and cheese nights, without the cheese, and massages on the white sandy beach of Diani, however during the week, our lovely Kenya Gappers have been working their socks off as well as experiencing lots of cultural experiences and this past week they have been busy planting trees in Kaya. Ella brings this weeks update ...
Time for a bit of a rant:
The Ballard School in New Milton returned from another successful Summer Team Expedition in Kenya where thanks to their hard work they have really made a big difference in the many projects they helped us with over the 4 weeks and also managed to become qualified PADI Scuba Divers. I visited the school to meet with Teacher and Leader Mr Nick Hall to say thanks for their wonderful contribution and ongoing support and presented them with a framed certificate of thanks and all our appreciation from the Camps staff here in the UK and Kenya!
27th September 2013 Following the attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday 21st September 2013, a full forensic investigation into this attack is underway. As the country mourns the loss of the victims of this tragic incident His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta has increased security across the country. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has amended the travel advice to include details of the incident but has not changed their level of advice on travel to Kenya.
How on earth did 72 toothbrushes end up on the beautiful golden sands of Diani beach? That is the question our Kenya gappers were asking when we participated in the annual International Beach Clean Up alongside the Diani coastline last weekend...
This summer has been a scorcher for fundraising success stories. Many thanks for everyone who sent theirs into us at Camps International HQ. Below is a selection of students who have completed a variety of big and small events... Suzannah did a sponsored 25-mile bike ride, this is her story: "The main fundraiser I have done, along side working and writing to companies was a sponsored 25-mile bike ride.
Currently we have the last group of Tanzania gappers for 2013 and although they have only been with us a few weeks, they already feel at home in Mwambani village, Tanga. They have been extremely busy but managed to sit down and update us on whats been going on...
Many of you have been following the progression of the washable sanitary pad project that we started last year with our previous gapper Susanna Matters. After distributing sanitary pads to all the girls at Muhaka Secondary School on a monthly basis for the past year, we all decided that the most sustainable option was to learn to make washable pads. Consequently, Susanna set up a charity called 'Goods For Girls' which, alongside donations from others, has funded the washable sanitary pad project.
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22/09/2013 STATEMENT BY CABINET SECRETARY EAC AFFAIRS,COMMERCE AND TOURISM, MRS. PHYLLIS KANDIE Following the attack on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday 21/09/2013, leading to loss of lives and injuries, I wish to update as follows; The tourism sector joins other Kenyans in condoling the bereaved families including those of foreigners who have lost their lives during the Westgate attacks.