Kenya Trip 2011

In February 2011 ten intrepid explorers set out to work on the RUSH project at Kakamega, Kenya run by Andrew and Lucy Amukowa. This is a record of our time there. We were able to blog our way through the two weeks and its all captured here. We took pictures (copious), videos (wobbly many of them) and enjoyed adventures scary and amusing. I hope that you enjoy this record.

I have written it with links to the various posts made on the blog. To read the various blogs all you need to do is to click on the link. When you have finished reading that particular blog hit your <backspace> key on your keyboard or press the <back> key on your browser to get back to this page.

So why did we go to Kenya on the RUSH project? Well because some years ago we wanted to channel more money into one particular project to make a real difference. We felt that we were scattering money to various worthy causes but we didn’t really see what our money actually did. So we took the decision to seek out a project where our money could make a discernible difference.

From this page you can go to either all the posts that we did or to the picture galleries that we made. The picture galleries and all the posts can either be accessed either by clicking on the links below or via the drop down menu under RUSH.

Before we went

Preparation for going

Dear mum… a letter from Joan to her mum describing what we might expect

Travelling to Lake Nakuru

The Chronicles of RUSH – part 1 – Our first day’s journey to RUSH

Picture’s of our first day’s journey to RUSH – as it says on the tin

On Safari – pictures of our Safari at Lake Nakuru

More pictures from the Safari

Getting to Kakamega

Getting to Kakamega

Catch up from Rosie, Harvey, Sally, Joel & Ben

Starting work

First day at the RUSH academy

Thursday update

Ben’s illness

Thursday – work and play

Guest Blog by Paul

Videos – Safari, water pump and a class singing

Painting, mechanics and uniforms – what we have been up to

kakamega – photo gallery of kakamega

Urgent please pray – Bus crash – 40 children of RUSH involved in a bus crash – updates as it evolved

The longest, furthest and most joyful sunday service – guest post by Harvey on Sunday worship at Andrew and Lucy’s church

More Video Clips – Making bricks, interview with the principle, conga around church, Joel feeds a monkey

Heroine of Kakamega – How Phyllis played a vital part in rescuing the RUSH children from the bus crash

RUSH -Helping the widows and sacrificing goats

Guest blog – Caryl – View from the classroom

Wednesday quick update

Videos – Welcome by the widows and those training in crafts

Favourite shop signs – Humorous look at some of the Kenyan shop signs

Final couple of days – Nearing the end

Guest blog – Jacqueline – concern for the widows

Birds wot I have shot – picture gallery of some of the Kenyan birds

Roads in Kakamega – pictures and videos of the roads there!

Post trip reflections

Safely home

Bluffers guide to Kakamega – looking at some of the lessons and how we survived being there!

Thoughts and review of our stay – Reflections on our time there

Aid and supporting RUSH – The impact of Aid and looking at why we support RUSH

Interviews – with the team and Andrew and Lucy

Slideshow – Slideshows of our trip to Kakamega

Videos

Videos – Safari, water pump and a class singing

More Video Clips – Making bricks, interview with the principle, conga around church, Joel feeds a monkey

Videos – Welcome by the widows and those training in crafts

Roads in Kakamega – pictures and videos of the roads there!

Interviews – with the team and Andrew and Lucy

Picture Galleries

Picture’s of our first day’s journey to RUSH – as it says on the tin

On Safari – pictures of our Safari at Lake Nakuru

More pictures from the Safari

kakamega – photo gallery of kakamega

Favourite shop signs – Humorous look at some of the Kenyan shop signs

Birds wot I have shot – picture gallery of some of the Kenyan birds

Roads in Kakamega – pictures and videos of the roads there!

Slideshow – Slideshows of our trip to Kakamega

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