A very Good Afternoon from a very hot & sultry Mombasa, we have been here for three weeks now, the temperature is rising daily and sometimes our tempers are rising the same. The orphanage site is a dream to behold, the first two houses are at the first floor level, the well and pump are working, and the 100ft septic tank is complete. The boundary wall is complete with the main gates being erected this week, the remaining acre of arable land has been fenced off and some of the land cleared. We have spoken to a young Kenyan lady called Beatrice who educates farmers to use their land to the full potential, she has very kindly offered her services free of charge to us!

We have decided to build a large Gazebo on-site to accomodate a TV room, games room and community area, it is very important that the whole project members come together to socialise, the orphanage should be a happy zone for everyone involved.

We are having a meeting with the Department of Children tomorrow, they will want to carry out inspections of the facilities we have to offer, they have also requested our policy/mission statement and our complaints procedure. If everything goes to plan our first children will be accepted in late February with the Matron & house parents starting on 1st February 2008.

Without the help from Ireland & the UK our project would be impossible, so thanks to you all for making this dream come true for the orphaned and abandoned children.

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