Chiggers.

Chiggers.

During the Kenya 2020 student trip in July ’18 we visited three schools and treated a total of 174 children for chigoe fleas. Follow-up visits have been carried out to check how the children are, particularly to check they don’t have any secondary infections.

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Calvince

Calvince

When we started supporting projects in Kenya in 2008 we used to support secondary school pupils by paying their school fees. We now support schools rather than individuals but we carried on with the support for the pupils we were already sponsoring.

This is a big year for that group. Calvince is a very gifted student, doing exceptionally well at school, sponsored by Julian Foster and his tutor group at Peter Symonds College in Winchester.

Jigger treatment

Jigger treatment

Jiggers (Chigoe fleas) are a major problem, especially for children. They live in the soil and burrow into the skin, causing itching and pain until it may be hard to walk. CEPARD’s treatment programme has been a huge success with the children in most schools in Kobama district being treated. We now need to have a regular programme of re-visits to treat any new cases.

Alara Mixed Secondary School (AMMS)

The new school year is underway at AMMS under the guidance of principal, Madam Rose. Last week saw the monthly meeting of the School Board of Management which is the equivalent of our School Governors.

A number of students at AMSS come from outlying villages which are too far away for daily journeys. As a result these students need somewhere to board during the week. The Board of Management have decided that the status of AMSS should be changed from Day School to Boarding School. To facilitate this dormitories need to be built and a permanent water supply be available. The school will be holding a funding drive in April to raise money for this project.

If you would like to get involved and have fundraising ideas, please contact us or alternatively you can donate online