Dec 072017
 
Youth leaders Ivy & Oliver

Youth leaders Ivy & Oliver

Dear friends,

The dynamic coming to life this year of the RAFIKI YOUTH GROUP in Chepkanga location is our main pride & joy. It’s two leaders, Ivy and Oliver, have managed to register 30-40 motivated friends. They outlined their mission, their goals in an offfical Charter and registered as a non-profit with the Eldoret municipality. They intent to bring environemental awareness to the chldren of the area. They were given a small road side plot by the area chief to start a nursery. They are being advised in irrigation and marketing techniques by last year’s star graduate. Their seedling sales will bring the neeed cash flow for their Club activities.

Our two schools, the vocational training center in Chepkanga and the Technical Training Institute in Koshin have both reached new heights. We close the year after a shortened academic year due to an unusually extended electoral process. This did not stop our school Boards from meeting nor did it prevent the governments, both local and national, to endow the schools with new equipment.

Chepkanga is a vocational training center with Catering as it’s flagship course; Koshin stands out with a state of the art Electrical and Electronic course. Both schools have active headmasters, fully motivated to have their school reach the best levels for their students. They have chat groups with peer centers to share ideas and best practices.

We are very encouraged by what we have seen during our trips this year. We are also setting our sights on February 2018 with the official opening of Koshin TTI and the inauguration the newest BENINA builiding.

Thanks a million to all of you who encourage the rural youth to seek a more productive life. Best wishes for the New Year.

Claire

Youth Group meeting with Elizabeth & Claire

Mandasi doughnuts prepared by students

Mandasi doughnuts prepared by students

Claire, Principal & staff – Koshin school

Mentor Edwin & Claire - Chepkanga school

Mentor Edwin & Claire – Chepkanga school

Koshin site visit with Architect & foreman

Koshin site visit with Architect & foreman