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Osupuko-Oirobi Primary School Improvements

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Project Status: Completed Funds Provided By OFDC: $1,370 Funds Provided By The Local Community: $350 Osupuko-Oirobi requested assistance with the construction of 7 office tables, 7 chairs, 10 early childhood development and education (ECDE) tables, and 20 ECDE benches. Osupuko-Oirboi has an enrollment of 240 students (124 boys, 116 girls) and was in desperate need of more […]

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Metal School Book Boxes For Entontol Primary

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Project Status: Completed Funds Provided By OFDC: $1,605 Funds Provided By The Local Community: $320 Entontol Primary School requested 247 metal book boxes to help students keep their supplies locked up and safe from the elements. Girls can now keep their sanitary napkins clean and dry while attending school. These boxes were constructed using local labor […]

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Latrines For Enkusero Primary School

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Project Status: Complete Funds Provided By OFDC: $2,163.51 Funds Provided By The Local Community: $893 Enkusero Primary School has 465 students seeing an increase in enrollment of 265 students from the previous year. They currently only have 2 latrines that were constructed in 2001 and are now filled up. The children are very eager to learn […]

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Tour de Latrine

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The equatorial sun feels like a magnifying glass held high overhead. The hand-held GPS reads one degree South, 34 degrees East, and just over 6,000 feet above sea level. I’ve been touring projects across the Narok district of Kenya with the OFDC executive director (my mom), her Kenyan colleague, and a new Peace Corp volunteer. […]

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Kenya Through the Rear View Mirror

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The question every world traveler is inevitably confronted with upon one’s return is the well-intentioned, but terribly unwieldy, “How was (insert country name here)?” After all, how do you reduce a country to a word, even an emphatic one, let alone a sentence, or even several strung together?In my case, Kenya was many things. Kenya […]

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The Mara

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We were driving through the Maasai Mara, the Mara to locals, just after visiting Ole Nkuya Elementary. We came upon a cement structure. I asked our host Patrick what it was. He said it was a public toilet facility the Swiss Government had put in. My dad and I started laughing, thinking it was a […]

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A Place To Call Home

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Thanks to both the generosity of OFDC supporters and the efforts of parents with children attending Enkaroni Primary, who raised half of the project’s costs, head teachers will now have a home on school grounds, thereby increasing educational opportunities for students.  Teachers in Kenya are generally stationed far from their family homes, as is the […]

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Siyiapei River Bridge Completion

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The Siyiapei river bridge has been completed! Now when the river floods, with the help of the OFDC, Bridging the Gap Africa, and the Olonturoto villagers, children can reach school safely, vendors can get their goods to market, and the sick can get access to the medical attention they need. A celebration was recently held […]

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Siyiapei River Bridge Construction

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As you may have seen from our Facebook updates, we are really excited about OFDC’s latest endeavor to increase educational opportunities to children living in rural Kenya, specifically to those students attending Ololoiboti Primary and other surrounding schools. Children living in this rural area, which is accessed only by foot or tractor, are unable to […]