So thankful for teaching and a hot meal!

Yesterdays lunch for lunch for the students, all freshly cooked with produce from the village. We make sure that every student has a good hot meal. The outdoor kitchens are a real challenge to us because the smoke from the fire is thick, no wonder respiratory diseases are so common. Brian has drawn up a design to fit a chimney to take the smoke out, next time Brian!!

Look at the way the cabbage is shredded, using a machete, I would cut my hand off!!

Everyone was starving by 1.00 pm, including the young men who had been doing the ‘Introduction to Carpentry’ class. The guy in the photo is Danson, he is thirty years old, has a partner and one child……. Danson has never been able to get work, the only money he gets is occasional casual labour on a farm. This pays 200 Kenyan shillings per day and it’s not available every day by any means. Danson really took to the woodwork and with four of the others is determined to have a go at starting a business. Fortunately thanks to the generosity of a Milton Keynes refurbished tools charity and Brian ( PottersHeart team member) the students were left with the tools needed to start the work.

Now enjoying our one day off whilst we are here. John and Brian have gone to the Nakuru Game Park, setting off at 7.00 am this morning, you have to be early to see the animals getting out of bed! I’m really hoping they see Simba and maybe a Leopard, especially as it’s Brian’s first trip. Us girls are heading off to one of the local lodges beside the lake, a spot of lunch there I think…… maybe even a G&T!

Tomorrow we will be in the village all day at church….. church services in Africa are not for the faint hearted! It will be wonderful. Then the brothers Paul & Jonah and their families, our partners in Kenya, will cook us lunch village style. We’ve put an order in for cabbage, lentils, chapatis, and avocado.

Love Linden x




Author: PottersHeart

PottersHeart is an adult education charity that supports some of the poorest communities in Kenya. Releasing potential and bringing hope for the future. Along the way it also runs wonderful craft and coffee drop-ins, in four UK locations. Its a winning format, enabling people to get together, make friends and raise funds to help people in Kenya's Rift Valley, and the homemade cake is legendary!

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