RUSH Project, Kakamega, Kenya. Proposed by Christine Lawrence on behalf of a friend, Liz Noble, who visits Kenya every year. Set up in 2001 by Lucy Amukowa in a slum area of Nairobi. She was a slum child
herself so is well aware of what works. She and her husband have established a feeding programme and school for street children, workshops for destitute women and teenagers, football teams
which are also used to promote AIDS’ awareness, a woodwork shop and a choir which won a nation-wide competition and was invited to perform for the President. They have been
given 10 acres of land to expand their activities and have built an orphanage. The project is run by volunteers, including teachers, who receive only basic allowances. They get some help from
UK volunteers like Liz, who visit for short periods. Liz suggested a maize mill. She lives in Reigate and would love to come and talk to us.
About Kakamega, climate, pics, click here.
Click for Sat map here.