The trip will be led by
Fraser Edwards who is the C.E.O. and Co-founder of
The Water School. This organization focuses on an health and sanitation education program that incorporates a unique and effective methodology to clean contaminated water. This program trains local citizens on the prevention of waterborne diseases through the
Solar Water Disinfection Program (SODIS). This simple system provides affordable and efficient clean water technology to the poorest of the poor. Using the rays of the sun, parents are given Hope by providing them with the skills that will allow their children to escape the ravages of waterborne diseases that kills one child every 15 seconds.
Fraser has lived and worked in Africa for 14 years and is well equipped to guide you on this exciting journey. You will be introduced to the exciting work of The Water School, meet the beneficiaries, and discover for yourself that our dream of clean water for all is possible. You will meet wonderful people, partake of African hospitality, and enjoy the dynamic culture of
Kenya. You will also go on a safari and be exposed to the wonderful wildlife that is an essential feature of any trip to Africa.
will be met at the airport by Fraser and TWS
staff when they arrive in Nairobi. Gregg
will arrive from Johannesburg on September
23rd at 7:30 pm. For the others, please send
your flight information to Fraser at email@example.com
will need to purchase a Visa at Immigration at
the Nairobi Airport. The cost is $50.00
lodging will be at the Fairview Hotel in
23: Arrival and journey to hotel,
then Dinner and rest.
24: Morning: Orientation to Africa
and the work of The Water School including a
visit to our Kenya partners (CMA). Our hosts
will be Jane Otai and Jacob Auma.
24: Afternoon: Visit to Mitumba Slum
in Nairobi and a water school project. We will
meet some very committed Kenyans, experience
African hospitality and come to a better
understanding of why we do what we do. Return to
the hotel for dinner and evening.
25: Travel outside of Nairobi to
visit two schools who are implementing the TWS
project. We will talk to teachers and students
and see the impact that this simple project is
having on the lives of the Maasai people. You
will also visit the home of a Maasai family
where you will see how the technology has been
transferred by the children into the homesteads.
26, 27, 28: Fly to Maasai Mara and
begin a safari. You will spend two nights in a
luxury tented camp and experience game drives
where you will see all the exotic animals that
makes Africa famous.
29: Depart from Kenya
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