Our Sponsored Children, and the Kenya Project.

The 2006 Project
Draft Schedule February 2006 Visit

(Subject to change)
Last update 11.20pm 14 January

. . Notes
Friday 10 Feb . Fly from London Heathrow
Arrive in Nairobi (evening)

Stay night at hotel in Nairobi

Saturday 11 Feb

8.00am Depart Nairobi airport
Arrive Kisumu airport 9.00
Collect hire car (4x4 SUV)
Check in to Kisumu Hotel
. 12.30 Lunch with Zadok Obiero (Headteacher) To discuss future project needs.
. pm. Shopping in Kisumu .
Sunday 12 Feb 1.00pm Lunch Meeting with John Alago John is a solicitor in Kisumu, and has strong ties to the school. He is also standing for local government.
7.00pm Dinner meeting with Pamela Akello Pamela is the Municipal Education Officer
Monday 13 Feb 10.30am Rod & Gay would like to meet with parents/guardians of ECDC children at Dago Kokore. Discuss sponsorship scheme. We feel that it is important for parents/guardians to understand the sponsorship scheme, and how their childrens' school fees will be funded.
. a.m. Rod to take photos of new 2006 entry children in ECDC for sponsors (Rod needs list of children with reference numbers in advance)
. . Gay to discuss needs of ECDC (Infant School) with Mary Waga .
. p.m. Rod & Gay to visit Secondary School .
. 7.00pm
Tuesday 14 Feb 9.00am Airport to meet English teachers arriving A group of English teachers are arriving as part of a "school link" with various primary schools in the Kisumu district.

Collect Jane Watkinson (Headteacher of Ruardean School, which has a link with Dago Kokore)

10.00 To Dago Kokore Primary School

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. 12.00 Meeting with Dago Kokore Primary School teachers to discuss needs .
. pm . .
Wednesday 15 Feb . Rod & Gay to visit one or two nearest primary schools. .
Thursday 16 Feb a.m. . .
1.00pm Meet Jim Nowak & Joanne Cala from USA at Mbaka Oromo Primary School.
Meet William Kabbis (head teacher)
Jim Nowak & Joanne Cala (and her husband Bill, who won't be here on this trip) from the USA are just starting a similar support project with another primary school near Kisumu.
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Friday 17 Feb 10.00am Jim Nowak & Joanne Carla to Kisumu Hotel

Visit of Jim Nowak & Joanne Carla to Dago Kokore.

Meet with head teacher & Paul (the builder of the ECDC at Dago)

Jim & Joanne want to see what we did at Dago Kokore, and find out how it was done.

. . . Ted Aloo returns to Kisumu from Edinbugh
. 7.00pm Dinner with English teachers in Kisumu This will be the last day of the visit of the English teachers in Kisumu.
A time to share experiences, and perhaps encourage them to set up similar schemes to ours at their contact schools.
Saturday 18 Feb 12.00 Debrief Meeting in Kisumu Hotel to discuss future plans and needs. Attendees:
Zadock Obiero
Ted Aloo
Pamela Akello
. 7.00pm (possible) Evening with visiting English Teachers at the house of Tedman Aloo to be confirmed
Sunday 19 Feb . Rod & Gay sightseeing trip. .
Monday 20 Feb a.m. Rod & Gay final visit to Dago Kokore School. .
. Evening Rod & Gay depart Kisumu Airport to Nairobi .
. Overnight Nairobi to London Heathrow .