Thursday, September 01, 2011

Kenya... Happy goats and me... here I come

It's getting closer... Joanne and I are traveling to Odeda Kenya to participate in the handover of 1000 Happy goats and build classrooms... we have been apprehensive on what we would find but the note arrived from tour leader Ralph Hoey:

Hi everyone

I am in Kisumu this morning and catching up on past emails. I will give you an update.

The five nights that we will be staying in our Child Rescue Centre in Odede, the accommodation will be dorm style. Men together and women together. All the bedding will be provided and is new. The accommodation provided for the rest of the program is twin/double accommodation so couples will be able to sleep together. Regarding the safari, the tent accommodation provided is up market so sleeping bags will not be needed. Some people prefer their own pillows and if this is the case you are welcome to bring your own. There is no need to bring a mosquito net as they are provided.

The Saturday night prior to going on our safari (23rd July) we will be staying at Kiboko Bay on Lake Victoria in up market tent accommodation. While there last week, I was awoken at 3am to the sound of two hippos out side my tent eating grass. Pretty exciting to see these two hippos so close!

The community of Odede are preparing for everyone's arrival. I don't think I have seen so much excitement before with the women preparing traditional dances and songs.

Happy goats in Kisumu
The Happy goats are great. The best goats I have ever seen. All now have fat bellies and smiles on their faces. Our team of young people from Australian have just completed the goat house which is better accommodation then most local people have to live in.

The weather here is perfect . Around 30 degrees but hot at midday. If you wear a hat, please bring one. Also for the opening of the CRC, all Kenyans will be very well dressed and the Bishop from the region who will be guest of honour. Other high Government officials will be attending. Please bring at least one set of good clothes. Remember your torch and towel and sunblock cream if you use it.

There is also a swimming pool at Kiboko Bay for those who enjoy swimming.

WOW I can't wait!!

1 comment:

  1. Sunblock: check.

    Best of luck with that!