We are back from Turkana (Kenya), where following the request of the residents, construction of two day care facilities for children in Loitanit and Ekopus is already under way.
As a sign of commitment, both of the hardworking communities are going to help and support setting up the project by donating their labor hours and collecting the materials needed (such as sand or stone).
Since 2016, our Foundation has been working to improve life conditions of the most disadvantaged through healthcare, education, agriculture and infrastructures. In fact, this comprehensive project covers two mobile clinics, 14 child care facilities, several clean water wells and other educational and agricultural infrastructures, benefiting more than 8,000 inhabitants.
The Turkana Lake area comprises an extension of approximately 30,000 square miles, making it one of the largest districts in the country. It is a semi-arid land (mainly populated by nomadic and semi-nomadic shepherds) completely isolated from the rest of the country by mountain ranges and the Turkana Lake itself, and forgotten by the administrations. The few basic infrastructures or services (water, roads, education, communications, healthcare…) are non-existent or severely damaged.
That is the reason why since we started working in the area alongside the Marianite Sisters, we have expanded the area of action, and at the moment, we are collaborating with the Domini Sisters in various social and educational projects, covering health and education issues as well as promoting subsistence economy by creating small vegetable lots for the underprivileged.