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In March, Henry and Adrian spent two weeks in Kenya visiting a number of CHASE's partners. Henry organised a conference for all of our partners - an opportunity to meet together, share knowledge and experience, and learn from one another, and also enjoy the hospitality at Wendo's farm north of Nakuru. The conference was a great success and requests have already been made for another.
Adrian, in Africa for the first time, headed north to meet up with a CHAT mobile clinic visiting the small town of Barsaloi. Adrian was accompanied by Steve Bown, a long time supporter of CHASE. Steve and Adrian are working on a video about CHASE's work. After spending nearly a week in Barsaloi the next stop was the conference and then Adrian spent a few days with FOMAWA, visiting schools and seeing the tree planting work that FOMAWA have been doing.
Top left: the CHAT van en route to Barsaloi, descending into the valley. Top right: Barsaloi village elders. Bottom left: Home visit to a manyatta in Barsaloi to give a contraceptive implant. Bottom right: Pauline (CHAT Community Health Volunteer) with client at Suiyian village, 20km north of Barsaloi.
Top left: Weighing babies in Suiyian. Top right: The team in the camp outside Barsaloi. From left to right: Daniel (our driver); a Moran (local warrior); Violet (CHAT programme manager); Michael (our guide), another Moran; our security guard; Anne (CHAT nurse); Pauline (CHAT CHV); Peter (CHAT driver); Steve. Bottom left: Jacob Mwanduka of FOMAWA with head teacher of a local school. Bottom right: Jacob at the FOMAWA office with fencing to be used at schools.
Top left: Jacob gives an impromptu lesson at Taitu school. Top right: Children and Governors at Tengecha school standing in their woodlot. Bottom left: Visiting a woodlot - the trees stand about 30m tall. Bottom right: FOMAWA also give avocado seedlings to local communities. This lady has enough avocados to feed her family and also to sell locally.