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Tom's Blog From Kenya

8 April 2017

Teaching and painting on Day Five.

The hard work is well underway for our group out in Kenya, as they have met the children from The Walk Centre in Nakuru and got busy with the tasks at hand.

Day Five: April 4th

We'll have further updates soon, but our latest blog from Community Development Officer Tom Tayler reflects on Sunday's activities, as the group begin to settle into life in their African base. 
As we reached day five, we were set for our first day of work on the project at The Walk Centre.

It was now becoming a regular process to arrive at breakfast for 7.30am and depart on our commute at 8.45am (we were now also starting to take into account 'Kenya time'!).

As we rolled up the uneven and dusty road to approach The Walk Centre, we were all excited for our first day of proper delivery.

Our group of volunteers then split into teaching and construction teams. The teachers were taken into their classrooms, where they were involved in maths, English and science, as well as plenty of games and songs which echoed across the school.

Unfortunately, the construction team didn't get off to such a positive start. Our task was to begin painting the front of some new classrooms to brighten the grey concrete. Once we had our brushes ready, we opened the paint which, to our surprise, looked more like lumpy porridge.

After much discussion, it was decided that application by trowel would be more suitable so a quick dash to a local hardware store, including some bartering, saw us ready to start the rendering of the building.

It was a hard day's work for all, sandwiched around some hectic but extremely fun games of foootball, but nevertheless we couldn't wait to come back the next day.

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