This summer’s Kenya WaterRelief team may have only been in the country since Saturday but they have already thrown themselves into their work. Their first day on site yesterday saw them working with the Malaika community, preparing for an extension to the dam built by the Quest team last year. Yesterday’s introduction to work included moving rocks, carrying bags of cement and collecting sand ready for construction to begin. We’ve been reliably informed by Rose, the Kenya Team leader that the Malaika community self help group have already welcomed them wholeheartedly, and one of the girls has already been given a Kamba name – Lucy B will now be known as Kainene (meaning small).
On top of this the team have already been the driving force behind a crazy mixed sports session at the sports pitch in Mtito Andei, with games of cricket, rugby, ultimate frisbee and football all happening on top of each other.
Once the Malaika extension is completed this week, the team will move to a bigger dam site and start the construction of one of the biggest dams a Quest team has ever completed….with over 1400 bags of cement due to be mixed by hand.
Keep up the good work guys!