Kenya Water Project

 

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 Pictured are DG Harry Mugo, Rotarian Mr. Doshi from the Nairobi South Club, Vicki Winkler of Heart, Phyllis Dunstan, and Auburn Rotary member Bob Dunstan. All three Auburn Rotary clubs are jointly applying for an international grant. They're joining forces with HEART and the Nairobi and Meru Rotary Clubs on a project to install greenhouses and a well in Meru, Kenya.  Bob recently visited Nairobi and Meru to learn about the local issues and see first hand the proposed Meru site.  The new wells and greenhouses will enable the village to grow crops that currently wither due to a lack of water and nutrients. The project also allows children to attend school instead of collecting water. Due to poor attendance (20% daily absenteeism rate) Leeta School in Meru is currently one of the worst performing schools in the region.
 

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 This group picture is at Leeta School, the intended site of the well. In addition to Phyllis, Bob, and Vickie, Evans Masese is in the blue shirt (far right) , the school headmaster is in the center in the green shirt, and the village chief is between the headmaster and Vickie.  Bob and Phyllis received a warm reception and a goat was slaughtered in their honor.

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The village chief and Bob Dunstan.

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