Supporting the community of Osiligi, Kenya
Bournemouth North Rotary Club has over the past 5 years has been actively involved in the development of Osiligi Obaya in Olepolos Kenya. During this time a new school has been built, and a water well bored, this is powered by a solar pump producing sufficient water to supply not only the school but the inhabitants of the surrounding area.
We have supported the building of a medical clinic providing care for the schoolchildren as well as villagers from the area. The building has 4 rooms and a shower – the shower being used to cool someone down fast if they have heat exhaustion.
Room 1 is the waiting room and used by the secretary to collect monies etc.
Room 2 is the doctor’s room and has the medicines and examination couch.
Room 3 is a recover room. Currently it just has a recovery couch
Room 4 is a minor operations room. It has 25 light bulbs to give intense light. This is where a visiting dentist / ophthalmologist would operate.
Our latest project with the local community is building an orphanage. This was commenced in 2015 and is now nearing completion, this facility will eventually house 30/35 orphans and girls at risk from an early marriage or FGM. It will also act as a ‘boarding’ facility for children attending the school when the weather is bad and they cannot travel each day. This should increase attendance at the school and be a great benefit for the children.
Finally our Club also sponsors the education of Nelly Simayo which is now secure until 2020.
It costs £16 pcm to sponsor a child in Osilingi. This covers school fees, books, a mid day meal and drinks. Nellie is good at RE and Maths but really does not like science. She has good attendance & is a happy child. Below is Nelly and her class mates.
Nelly is the 2nd child from the left
These projects are overseen by the Club’s International Committee under the Chairmanship of Richard Taylor.