Friends of Mombasa Children Blog

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Unity School visit January 2020

Trustees Carol and Jan together with Steph - one of our supporters, are visiting Unity School.  They have a busy two weeks ahead of them. So far: Carol has been doing some art with the children and Jan is planning some painting too - redecorating the orphanage. As...

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Jan’s Blog

Jan’s first visit and what she thought A life changing experienceLots for me to do – very hands onThe happiness and joy of the whole school was so apparentWonderful to see how excited the children are, and witnessing their hope for the future is clear to see Opening...

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Carol’s Blog February

Trustees Carol Groves and Shirley Fisher returned to Unity School, Mombasa in January 2019. A supporter Jan Watson also went with them. During the last two years (thanks to a generous legacy) a new building with 5 classrooms and toilet blocks has been under...

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Carol's Blog - 19th January 2019 We have had a busy few days in Mombasa and also at Unity School.  We had a productive meeting with our Contractor who hands over the new building on Thursday, when we will have an official opening.  The new classrooms are spacious and...

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Chris’ Blog Tuesday

Back to the bookshops in Mombasa - that were closed for lunch last time we tried,  Successfully spent nearly £1000 on text books thanks to Dan and Katrina's wedding guests. It took 3 hours but we were supplied with coconut water and conversations on Imran Khan's time...

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Chris’ Blog Friday

Students from Aga Khan Academy - Global Encounters Project, have been working with Unity School children on Music, Dance, Art, Drama, Public Speaking and, of course, football.  Not many of these subjects are on the curriculum and resources so limited. On Monday they...

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Outing to Fort Jesus

a very successful outing today to the old Fort in Mombasa (Fort Jesus), with 90 pupils.  Then a visit to the Aga Khan school in Mombasa town, where we met some of their year 11 students, who have been visiting and helping some of our Unity School pupils.  It’s great...

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Final training day

W We had a really good two full days of NLP training.  All teachers and managers attended plus us four from the UK. The two day  Staff Training Event was held at the Voyager Hotel. All teachers were awarded their certificates.  

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A full day yesterday

yesterday Steph taught standard 7 about the pregnancy lifeline and the choices a woman has to make when she has an unintentional pregnancy. It went down really well with pupils and teachers.  We had more meetings about the new building, a summit meeting, lots of...

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Update from Mombasa after first full day

after some hard negotiating we have managed a really good deal at the Voyager and all the teachers will be having their 2 day NLP training at the Voyager conference room to include buffet lunch.  After discussions with staff at the hotel, we have been invited to...

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  • Bike Ride

    Carol and Steph took part in the ‘Prudential My Ride London’ bike ride in August and completed 32.2 miles, cycling …

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