A REPORT ON KALOBEYEI VISIT IN TURKANA -Director's News March
Ruben Centre and (United Nations Food Agriculture Organization) UNFAO have an MOU to work together to deliver Urban farming to some youth groups in Nairobi slums as well as the Kalobeyei refugee settlement in Northern Kenya.It was for this purpose that I travelled on an ECHO flight sponsored by European Union to Kakuma, a remote place 100 kilometers south of the Kenya South Sudan border. To have this short term (six months) project work well I needed to get a feel for the climate, the physical environment and of course the people we would be working with.
INVITATIONS NOT TO MISS - Directors Corner February
‘Who is that sitting outside my office, she has been there for half an hour,’ I asked Margie. With no answer on offer, I suggested that Margie herself go and fix her up. Then I was suddenly aware of the poor state I was in, if I had retreated that far from the mob that is often pressing around with an endless litany of needs to be addressed. What else am I here for? Get over yourself Frank.
IT IS GOOD TO BE BACK-Director
Ruben Centre was up to its tricks on Thursday 18th January. A Centre with a vision and mission for a just and empowered Mukuru community. I had been away in Australia for two months for a holiday and to also network with donors and friends of the Centre. Often any holiday I have can be rushed, leaving me returning with the sense that I still have unfinished business but not this time. I actually found myself looking forward to returning to Ruben Centre.But however true that may have been, it was not the amorphous Centre that was creating this gravitational pull, rather the community that is the Centre. Staff, friends, volunteers, children in their thousands and of course the sick and down and outs who long for something better are all dear to me and who value my five shillings worth of presence.
Response to the Cholera Patients
Tuesday, July 02, 2017
The Centre is as busy as ever and this entire happening inside a largely standing still political, social and economic Kenya. This stagnation mostly caused by the upcoming national elections set for August 8th. Kenya has to lead the world in terms of the lengthy election campaigning that has gone on for the past two and half years.