HEre are some of the projects in East Africa that CanAssist is working on - or plans to start soon. Your donation can help us complete this work.
Canassist recently funded the repair of a borehole well at the Olimai Community Health Centre in rural Uganda. In the past, CanAssist has provided funding to this clinic for completion of a maternity wing, solar energy, rainwater collection, hospital beds and laboratory equipment. The clinic’s borehole well, which serves over 2000 people, was in need of repairs and with water being essential to providing health and health care, Canassist was happy to help.
CanAssist is happy to support Global Hope Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre which is a child and social services centre. The project currently gives care, protection, shelter, food and other basic needs over 70 boys who have been rescued from the streets of Ngong and Nairobi. Thanks for the initiative of Kingston advocates Nancy Stevens and Kenya Help!
CanAssist has constructed a solar-powered fish freezer storage facility at the Kamin Oningo Beach in rural Kenya by Lake Victoria. This project will help the local fishermen to clean and store their fish catch until it can be picked up to take to the city market. Currently the fishing yield has gone down so vendors are not coming regularly to pick up catch from the beach unit. Much of the meagre fish catch gets wasted as it can not be stored for pick up. This project will help the local economy economically.
CanAssist recently funded construction of a sports pad at St Catherine school and plans to eventually do the same at two more schools in Ramula District of Kenya. Nancy Grew is keen to develop a basketball program for both boys and girls in the district schools - giving them the opportunity for physical education training and all the secondary advantages of learning team sports (cooperation, strategy, teamwork, dealing with both winning and losing).
"Dr. Mary Drinkwater is working with a group of Maasai women in the rural Rift Valley of Kenya to start a Maasai Girls Vocational and Leadership Training Centre near Magadi, Kenya. In July, 2017, the title and focus of the project has been expanded to include youth and the broader community development. The new title in the 'How to Donate' section is: Namayianha: Maasai Youth & Community Empowerment Centre - Kenya"
CanAssist installed rainwater collection at a rural Kenyan School - Ojawa School in Siaya District. We provided one rainwater tank for this school a couple of years ago but it was entirely inadequate for the 700 kids that go to that school. We hope this will improve availability of clean water for the school.
We recently completed the Administrative building, office and library at the SP Geddes School in Osiri Village, Kenya.
CanAssist also plans to install a boys toilet at the Nyalunya School in Siaya District, Kenya, establish washrooms at the Kaswanga School on Rusinga Island, repair the borehole (water well) at the Olimai Health Centre in Uganda and eventually provide a dining hall for the students at Ramula Secondary School. We continue to buy books, furnishings and supplies for several schools throughout the district.