Report stay Kenya March and April 2020

Let’s just start with the less good news about this trip and stay. Unfortunately, we have not been able to do everything due to the corona crisis. Partly for this reason a short report this time. The first week that we are in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and our base, we have to put our “local” administration in order. This means that we look at what we can spend as agreed in the coming month and on what. We also have to go to the bank and the most important thing is that we have to submit all invoices, receipts, etc. (a kind of report) to the government to maintain our accreditation as a foundation. All of that has succeeded again this year. So we can continue. The following week we had several meetings with the organizations / persons who would receive help from us. All projects are outside Nairobi and so we “lose” a lot of time traveling up and down. The plans were ready and the equipment could be ordered / bought. We all do this ourselves to make sure that every euro is well spent and that nothing gets stuck on the bow. The main project this year, as in 2019, was The Munengi Primary School in Naivasha, one hour from Nairobi.

Doors, paint, wood and corrugated iron for the roof were purchased and taught to this school.

And then Covid 19 (corona) also crept into Kenya and everything was locked. This was of course a huge disappointment for us. From March 25, we were no longer allowed to leave Nairobi and that lasted until April 19.

Previously there was no possibility to return to the Netherlands. So unfortunately we could not check everything personally this time and have to make do with the photos we received. Nevertheless, the result may be as shown in the pictures below.

The old and the new situation

Fortunately, work could continue locally despite the corona crisis

Shortly before departure, a plaque could be unveiled showing the assistance offered in 2019 and 2020 is mentioned. We can look back on the entire renovation with a good feeling. And further …..

Unfortunately, the order and delivery of the electric wheelchair that we had planned for Beth Mwangi, head of the Paula Mercy Foundation, an orphanage where 30 children reside, could not be realized due to the corona conditions. This is now scheduled for our next visit in 2021.

Jonathan, left and left in the group photo, graduated as a car mechanic. For eight years we have supported him financially to achieve this goal.
We now help the children, 2nd from left and right in the photo, with their training for tourism and car mechanics respectively. Unfortunately the other child dropped out.

At the moment we are already busy with the preparations for 2021. The aforementioned school has a major problem with sanitary facilities, especially the toilet group. This has completely collapsed due to heavy rainfall and will have to be rebuilt, but more about that later.Thank you to everyone, on behalf of all recipients, for the (financial) support.

 

Sincerely,
Janet Eikelenboom.
Chairman

Travel report visit to Kenya – March and April 2019

In March and April we visited Kenya again and visited the usual projects that we financially supported.

New was our first visit to the Munengi Pri. School in Naivasha, Kenya. About 200 children go to this school, divided into eight classrooms, as far as you can still speak of premises.

This school was built about 35 years ago and looks like nothing changed after that time. The floor was sand, all the windows and window frames were gone and the roof leaked. In short, a sad thing.

In 2018, our foundation received a request for help. The question in itself was of course not so difficult but getting the necessary finances though. This has been achieved to a large extent so that we could leave with peace of mind in this respect. Beforehand, we had already announced that we would arrange everything on the spot ourselves.

The first meeting was excellent in terms of alignment and agreements. That immediately made you feel good. All the material was purchased, checked and processed on site. The honesty area to say that we have rarely experienced that there was so hard work being done by the local people led by Cecilia Wairimu Mburu. She was the driving force behind the project there.

As a result, all the material was actually used and nothing could be “borrowed”.

The floor in one of the classesThe supply of stones for
the floor. They had to be
beaten in smaller pieces.

Water, followed by smaller stones and cement eventually made for a nice floor. The spots on the photo are caused by the sun and the holes in the roof. The project for 2020.

The final result may therefore be there. All premises have been given concrete floors and also new frames of course with glass. We couldn’t fix the roof. That had two reasons. The first was that the available money was up. The second reason was that the class representatives wanted to prioritize the draft and dust-free of the premises in e.g. winter.

We hope to find the finances next year to repair the roof, place doors and buy furniture.

It is very sad to have had to learn that our “driver”, Mrs Wairimu Mburu recently died unexpectedly at the age of 41. We will certainly miss her in the future of this project.

For the 30 children of the children’s home Divine Mercy Childrens Home and School, thanks to making the finances available, we were able to buy food through the sale of books/cards. With a.o. cabbage, cornflour, oil, rice and sugar can be improved for a while.

The educational main project of our foundation, which has been running over several years, has also had the necessary attention. Two students will finish their school this year and/or continue the study. A young man has become a car mechanic and does very well. He hopes to have completed everything this year.

For another children’s home, the foundation had been given money to buy two cows so that the children could get milk (products) there. Unfortunately, this could not continue because cows had been stolen in that area and it was not dared to buy cows. Instead, we have built part of a fence behind which future cows can be held and there is less fear that they will also be stolen.

All in all, we can look back on a particularly successful journey. Everything we had planned we could have done, thanks in part to the financial support of our sponsors. For this, our sincere thanks.

Best regards
Janet Eikelenboom, Chairman.

Travel report visit to Kenya February – March 2018

After a good trip to Kenya I visited my family as well as visited several projects to see how it goes and made some donations.

I'm a.o. Visited Barainya Primary School in South Kinangop.

I've been looking at this school and talked to the executives there. It has been found that hygiene in this school was very poor. This is partly caused by the bad conditions in which the children are taught. We were planning to rebuild this school in 1st instance. According to the stories, however, it was better to start replacing a toilet block, the walls of which were completely rotten for example.

The community had already started replacing the toilets for the boys, 7 toilets in total. Rigii Children Foundation then donated 8 new toilets for the girls and they have already been placed. The children no longer have to worry about falling into the hole of the toilet or that the walls fall on them when they go to the toilet.

We also donated several storage folders to this primary school. We had sent the storage folders to Kenya in our last container shipment. The children were very happy with it as they can now store their papers nicely.

We still want to rebuild this school, we hope to start next year if we have collected enough money together.

Another project started by the Rigii Children Foundation is for a children's home. For this home we bought several young animals such as chicks, rabbits, ducks, pigeons, goats etc. The children are going to make sure that these animals can grow up so that they can take care of, among other things, eggs and meat. If possible, we want to continue to support this project by delivering young animals.

We also have the home equipped with two new printers.

I have also visited a number of children who we support at the various schools nearby. I always do this as much as possible before the schools close again for the summer, so again this time. They're doing well, they're doing their best at school and getting good grades. A boy has even graduated again, he's going to continue his studies now to become a car mechanic.

We also have three very poor children who live in our support projects in their grandmother's lives. They don't even have food, which is why we thought it was important to include them in our project. The children all go to barainya primary school. The tuition has now been paid.

I am only left to ask for your support, for the future, so that we can support even more children and schools!

Newsletter visit to Kenya 2016

[:nl]This year we also sent another container to Kenya with a lot of stuff in it. This container left for Kenya in early 2016.

When the container arrived, Of course, I was also present to manage everything.

This year, however, I had to stay longer than planned, because the container had been delayed on the way.

During my presence in Kenya I was able to make 3 donations on behalf of the foundation:

  1. Computers delivered to a "new" school.
  2. Clothes and hugs donated to a children's home for children with HIV.
  3. Roof repair of a school where the roof leaked very much.

1. Computer delivery

This year we donated to one for our new school computers. The school where we used to bring the computers is now provided, which is why a new school has been chosen.

This has been done with great pleasure again and was received with a lot of enthusiasm.

2. Clothes and hugs donated to a children's home for children with HIV

This donation was to a children's home especially for children with HIV. All the children in this home are under medication. Here I brought a lot of clothes and lots of hugs. Oh, what were the kids happy about this. We stayed there all easter time to talk to the children and see them playing with the cuddly hugs brought along.

What has hit me above all is a little girl of 1 year, her mother died during childbirth and father (also with HIV) left the child in hospital. She is the youngest of the children's home. The children live there on average until their 20th year of life.

Furthermore, this home is urgently looking for cows and goats for milk, as well as used computers. The children in particular need the milk to survive and strengthen, also the milk is partly sold, so that medication can be bought again for these children. They need about 3 cows to provide each with milk and to keep some milk to sell.

We're definitely going to come back here for the donation of computers next year, but of course we hope to be back on donations so that we may also be able to buy a cow for this beautiful project.

3. Roof repair of a school where the roof leaked very much

When we ended up at my old school before, we discovered that the roof was leaking terribly. This is the school, Muguga Primary School in Kiambaa Village, where I was born and I have spent many years as a child. We had this roof renewed during our presence so they can teach dry again. In this way, both the school and the local population have been very helped.

At this school there was a special boy who noticed me very much and we would like to support. This boy goes to school and also works a lot because his mother has been ill for 2 years. Even the master's master had never met his mother and had never even been at his house. So we really wanted to go home with him to look at the situation and hear more. His biggest wish was that his mother would be better again. His mother

Was very sick and was asleep. We woke her up and made sure she could go to the hospital at our expense to be examined and given medication.

Research showed that she has heavy rheumatism and many inflammations in her abdomen. But because they are so poor, she couldn't let this research do and they couldn't afford medication either. For this purpose, the foundation has taken care of this.

To date, they have both stayed alive because the boy went to school in the morning and did chores for the neighbors he earned 50 cents every time. This has kept them alive! This was sad to have to hear and see. We have therefore decided to financially support this boy so that he can go to school, buy food and buy medication for his mother. We will continue this support until the school is ready. We have already learned that he is very happy with our support and that mother is doing pretty well now that she is getting medication. This allows the boy to fully focus on his school again and she can work a little bit for income.

There were also 2 tractors in the container, one of which we did not donate. We want to sell this tractor so that we can start new projects of this money again. The other tractor donated to the widows, whom we support, so that they can do their job on land again more easily.

It was a tough program this time. Long days, many days, a lot of people meet and busy schedules. But it was very very meaningful and especially fun to do.

Not all the things we have been able to forgive, but these have been put in storage so that we can donate everything at once with a subsequent shipment from the Nethe[:en]rlands. This year we also send a container to Kenya with lots of stuff in it. The container left at the beginning of 2016 to Kenya.

When the container arrived I was also present again to make sure everything runs smoothly.

This year, I had to stay longer than planned because the container had been delayed and route.

During my presence in Kenya, I was able to do 3 donations again on behalf of the foundation:

  1. Computers, supplied to a "new" school.
  2. Clothing and stuffed animals, donated to a children's home for children with HIV.
  3. Roof repair of a school where the roof leaked a lot.

1. Computers, supplied to a "new" school

This year we donated computers to a "new" school. The school where we formerly brought the computers where provided, so we have chosen a new school to donate the computers to.

This is again done with a lot of pleasure and was received with great enthusiasm.

2. Clothing and stuffed animals, donated to a children's home for children with HIV

This donation was to an orphanage for children with HIV. All the children in this home have medication. Here I brought a lot of clothes and gave a lot of hugs. The kids where very happy with it! We spent all Easter time there to talk to the children and to see them play woth the brought stuffed animals.

What especially touched me was a little girl of 1 year old, her mother is deceased during labor and her father (who also has HIV) left the girl at the hospital. She is the youngest of the orphanage. The children live in the orphanage on average until their 20th birthday.

Furthermore this orphanage is seeking for cows and goats for the milk, as well as used computers. The children need the milk to survive and gain strength, but the milk is also partly sold, so that medication can be bought for the children. They need about 3 cows to be provided with milk, and to also have some milk to sell.

We will definitely be back for the donation of computers next year, but we also hope again on gifts so that we may also be able to buy a cow for this great project.

3. Roof repair of a school where the roof leaked a lot

When we, by chance, came back to my old school, we discovered the roof was leaking a lot. This is the Muguga Primary School in Kiambaa Village, in the city where I was born and spend a lot of years as a kid.  This robbery we renewed during our presence. This way the school as well as the local communitaty was greatly aided.

On this school there was a special boy that caught my attention and who we would like to support. This boy goes to school and besides that he works a lot because his mother is sick for already two years. Even the headmaster never had with his mother and has never been to his house. So we were happy to go with him to his house to have a look at the situation and to hear more. His biggest wish was that his mother would be better. His mother was very sick and she was sleeping. We woke her up and made sure she could go to the hospital at our costs to be examined and to get medication.

An examination revealed that she has severe arthritis and many inflammation in her belly. But because they are so poor they could afford this examination nor medication. The foundation took care of both.

Until now they have both survived because the boy went to school in the morning and in the afternoon he did chores for the neighbours with which every time he earned 50 cents. This kept them alive! This was so sad to hear and see. We have therefore decided to financially support this boy so that he can go to school and can also buy food and medication for his mother. We will continue this support until school is finished. We have already learned that he is very happy with our support, and it's going pretty well with his mother now she is getting medication. This allows the boy to fully focus on school and she can return to work a little bit for some income.

The container also contained two tractors of which one we haven't donated. We want to sell this tractor in order to get some money to start new projects. The other tractor was donated to the widows who we support, so that they can more easily do their work on the land.

This time it was a heavy program. The staff were very friendly and helpful. But it was very useful and above all fun to do.

We haven't been able to give away all the stuff, but they have been stored so with a next shipping from the Netherlands we can donate all at once.[:]

Nunspeetse summer markets

The Nunspeetse summer markets start again!!

You will meet Janet there with a new collection of Kenyan products to support orphans in Kenya.

Come and support the Rigii Children Foundation.

The summer market dates are 14, 21, 28 July and 4, 11,18 August.

The Nunspeetse summer markets start again !!

You will find Janet there with a new collection of Kenyan products to support orphans in Kenya .

Come and support the Rigii Children Foundation.

The summer market dates are 14 , 21, 28 July and 4, 11, 18 August.

Newsletter May 2015

This year, from February to mid-April, Janet went to Kenya again for the projects that run there, however, she had classified this visit differently.

For the first time, she spoke to the various parties involved, including even the children. She visited the grandmothers and talked to them about how the children are doing. She also went to the schools to talk to the teachers, to hear how the children are doing in school and whether they have progressed. She has also had conversations with the children themselves, to learn from them how they experience everything and what their wishes are for the future with support from the Rigii Children Foundation.

Janet has never done these visits this way before and she was gladly surprised to speak to the grandmothers and hear how their grandchildren are doing. And she's seen and heard that fortunately the children still have big dreams. But what was more important to experience is that the children are very happy with the support of the foundation, because without us they cannot go to school. There are still a lot of children who need help to go to school, but unfortunately we can't support all children with financial help. It is also true for us that we cannot raise enough funds for this.

During her visit to Kenya Janet also found out a very sad story. One of the girls (16 years old) who has supported the foundation so far has decided to quit the school because of the marriage it has entered into (at a much too young age). With this girl we started supporting when she was in grade 5 of primary school, now she was in high school in class 2. This is very regrettable, we have tried to persuade her to continue but unfortunately this has not benefited. This way you can see that we too are running into things that we have worked very hard for, but unfortunately that we do not end well in one way or another.

One of the people we support received a mobility scooter from us a few years ago. Unfortunately, we got the message last year that his mobility scooter could no longer be repaired. We have been able to hand him another mobility scooter with the help Molenaar Nunspeet. You can imagine how happy he was with this, this means freedom for him again and being able to continue his kiosk. When handing over it turned out that he is now married and has a baby, so this adds extra to the joy of celebration.

This year Janet went to Kenya again from February till mid April to visit the projects of the Rigii Children Foundation, but this year she did it differently than other years.

For the first time she has spoken to various parties involved, including even the children. She has visited the grandmothers and talked to them about how things are going with the kids. She also went to the school to talk to the teachers, to hear how things are going at school and if they went ahead with the children. She also talked to the children to hear from them how they experience everything and what their wishes for the future are regarding the support of the Rigii Children Foundation.

Janet never did these visits this way and was very happy to talk to the grandmothersand to hear how their grandchildren are doing. She saw and heard that the children luckily still have big dreams. But more important it was to experience that the children are very happy with the support of the foundation, because without us they can't go to school. There are still a lot of children that need our help to go to school, unfortunately we can't help all of them with financial support. For us it also applies that we can't bring in enough funds for that.

During her visit to Kenya Janet also found out about a very sad story. One of the girls (16 years old) who has been supported by the foundation, decided to quit school, because of her upcoming marriage, which she commited to (at a to young age). The foundation started supporting this girl when she was in grade 5 of primary school, now she was in grade 2 or high school.

This is very unfortunate, we have tried to persuade her to continue school, but unfortunately this didn't help. So you see, with our foundation we also encounter things we worked really hard for, but sadly somehow do not end well.

One of the people we support received a mobility scooter from us a couple of years ago. Last year we unfortunately received the news his mobility scooter was beyond repair. With the help of Molenaar Nunspeet we could give him another mobility scooter. You can image how happy he was with it, for him this means more freedom and being able to continue his kiosk. When handing him the mobility scooter it appeared that he is now married and has a baby, so that contributed to the fun!

Newsletter June 2014

From 21 February to 5 April 2014 Janet was back in Kenya this year. This time she didn't donate clothes, but only money for making 60 school benches. And she did the necessary paperwork for the foundation.

Before these banks were made, 3 children shared a school bench on average. Now this has changed and there are only two children in the bank. This will certainly increase their learning performance.

The school benches were made while Janet was there, has been deliberately chosen for this because in this way we are also making a good move to the economy in Kenya. They've become very beautiful. The parents AND the children were very happy with it. The 60 banks are divided into groups 6, 7 and 8 of Kiriko Primary School in Central Kenya, 80 km from Nairobi towards Lake Naivasha. As you can see in accompanying photos, the banks have been festively awarded to the school.

We were able to make the school benches through a donation from the Protestant Municipality in Nunspeet. The donation has been partly mixed up by the proceeds of the 2013 Queen Market. We therefore specifically indicated on the banks that the banks have been donated by the Protestant churches in Nunspeet. The other half of the donation will be spent on paying the school fees of the children (15 pieces) that we support.

Janet has also made the necessary house visits to see how the children who are helped by the foundation. She then goes to see how the children are doing whether they are well educated or they are well supervised and whether they go to school. The visits have mainly been to the grandmothers of the children. The schools the children are also visited to so that it could still be told how the children are doing and whether they go to school.

One of the children has gone to 1st grade from high school this year, this boy has the necessary problems right now. His grandmother starts demented, so she no longer recognizes the child regularly. Janet also discussed this at his school, because the child has already had it hard enough. Also from school an extra eye will be kept in the sail for this little tough man. He now resides at a boarding school so he will not be coming home to his grandmother for the time being. In the holidays he will just come back to his grandmother, but is taken care of by his uncle who also lives there.

The other children are doing very well in the 2nd grade of high school. Janet has also been at their home and has also spoken of their the schoolmaster, one is particularly satisfied with their claims.

There are also 2 children who have done a special performance. One has now taken the next step in his school career. He went to Kenya Utalii College to attend a training for cook. Another child, supported by the foundation, is also very good. She is now studying economics and will complete the university next year.

In short, the foundation is sustainable, children are supported for a long time even if they are almost mature.

For more information, see the photos and the accompanying video.
Of course, your donations are always welcome, so that we can help even more children. From February 21 to April 5, 2014 Janet went to Kenya again. This time she didn't donate clothes, but she did donate money for making 60 school desks. And she did the necessary paperwork for the foundation. 

Before the school desks were made, the children shared one school desk on average with 3 children. Now this is changed and there are only 2 children sitting at one school desk. This will certainly better their learning.

The school desks where made while Janet was in Kenya. She did this on purpose to also give the economy in Kenya a boost. The school desks are perfect! The parents and the children where very happy with it. The 60 desks where divided over group 6, 7 and 8 of the Kiriko Primary School in Central Kenya, 50 miles from Nairobi in the direction of Lake Naivasha. As you can see in the photo album Kenya 2014, the desks have been presented to the school in a festive way.

We have been able to make the school desks thanks to a donation of the Protestant Community in Nunspeet. The proceeds of the Queen's Market in 2013 where part of this donation. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable. The other half of the donation will be used to pay the school fees of the (15) children we support.

Janet also made the necessary home visits to see how the children that are helped by the foundation are doing. This way she can see if how they are doing, if they are beeing raised well and if they are going to school. The visits have been mainly to the grandmothers of the children. Also the schools the children go to where visited so that they could also tell how the children are doing and if they are going to school or not.

One of the children went to the 1th grade of high school this year. This boy has some problems at the moment. Grandmother His is dementing and does not recognize the boy anymore. Janet discussed this also at his school because the boy already has a hard time. The school will also pay extra attention to this little tough guy. He is staying at a boarding school now so will not be home with grandmother for the time being. During the holidays he will go back to his grandmother, but will also be taking care of by his uncle who also lives there.

The other children are also doing really well in the second grade of secondary school. Janet also went to there homes and talked to their schoolmaster. Everybody is really statisfied with their progress.

Furthermore there are 2 children who have done something special. One has taken the next step in his school career. He went to the Kenya Utalii College to follow a study to become a cook. Another child who is supported by the foundation is also doing really well. She is studying economics and will finish university next year.

In short, the foundation is working on sustainability, the children are supported long-term, also when they are almost becoming adults.

See the photos and video for more information.

Your donations are ofcourse always more than welcome, so that we can help even more children.

Newsletter June 2013

In March of this year Janet travelled to Kenya again. A lot had to be arranged. The schools were closed for two weeks in connection with the elections. Fortunately, the elections went well. After that, ordinary life could get back on track.

The work of our volunteer Mary in Kenya has become a lot heavier now that there are also children in secondary education. That's not in their hometown. Mary visits them there at boarding school and arranges the payments. She receives a small volunteer fee for her work.

The foundation chooses to let a child go to a boarding school after primary school despite the higher costs, among other example. Because it's much harder at home to do your homework. The child's world is also enlarged. A boarding school is a lot different from grandma's home. A quarter internal at school and then 4 weeks home.

John and Anita van Leeuwen, loyal donors from the Netherlands came to Kenya as a tourist in March but have also been able to experience the work of the foundation. They have seen the differences between a school with good facilities and a poor school in the countryside. Together with Janet and the volunteers, they helped hand out stuff at the school where the foundation helps in the countryside. The children were very happy with the balls, the plates and the toothpaste and of course also with the computers. You can see all this on the photos and video of 2013.

Janet has also been to a group of people who don't have their own place of residence. The government has yet to arrange a house for them because they became homeless by a tribal war in 2007. They live in houses of corrugated plates, corn stems, wood and other residual material. The foundation has given them clothes collected in the Netherlands and shipped with a container to Kenya together with the computers for school. The recipients of the clothes were extremely happy. The little bit of money they have can now be spent on nutrition and no longer on clothes. This visit can also be found on the photos and video of 2013 so you can get a good picture.

In February this year, the RIGII Children Foundation received a donation of € 500 from the Protestant Church "the Meeting" in Nunspeet.

The RIGII Children Foundation was chosen this year to receive part of the proceeds from the Queen Market on 27 April 2013 from the Protestant Municipality of Nunspeet. This donation was €4250,-.

Thank you very much for this and to all the others who supported the foundation with clothing, computers, toys and donations. In March this year, Janet again traveled to Kenya. There was a lot to be organized. The schools were closed for two weeks due to the elections. Fortunately, the elections went smoothly. After that ordinary life came back on track.

The work of our volunteer Mary in Kenya has become much heavier now there are also children going to secondary school. That's not in their hometown. Mary visits them there at the boarding school and arranges the payments. She receives a small voluntary fee for her work.

Despite the higher costs, the foundation chooses to let a child go to a boarding school after elementary school partly because at home it is much more difficult to do your homework. Also, the world of the child increases. A boarding school is a lot different than at home with Grandma. A quarter internally at school and then 4 weeks home.

John and Anita van Leeuwen, loyal contributors from the Netherlands came to Kenya in March as tourists but also saw a lot of the work of the foundation. They have seen the differences between a school with good facilities and a poor school in the countryside. Together with Janet and the volunteers they helped with handing out stuff at the school where the foundation helps in the countryside. The children were very happy with the balls, the signs and toothpaste and of course with the computers. You can see this on the photos and videos of 2013.

Janet also went to a group of people who do not have their own place to live. The government has yet to arrange a home for them because they are homeless since a tribal war in 2007. They live in houses made of corrugated iron, corn stalks, wood and other waste material. The foundation has given them clothes collected in the Netherlands and a container is shipped to Kenya with the computers for school. The recipients of the clothes were very happy. The little money that they have can now be spent on food and not on clothes. Also this visit can be found on the photos and videos of 2013 so you get a good picture.

In February this year, the RIGII Children Foundation received a donation of € 500,- of the Protestant Church "the Meeting" in Nunspeet.

The RIGII Children Foundation was chosen this year to receive part of the gainings of the Queen's Market on April 27, 2013 from the Protestant Church Nunspeet. This donation was €4250,-.

Thank you for this and to all others who have supported the Foundation with clothing, computers, toys and donations.

Donation mobility scooter by Prominent Nunspeet

The mobility scooter is a donation from Prominent Nunspeet for a disabled young man whose mobility scooter was in need of replacement. For the old mobility scooter we got new parts so that it can be reused in Kenya.

Check out the photo album for photos of the mobility scooter and the new owner. The scootmobile is a donation of Prominent Nunspeet for a disabled young man whose scootmobile was due for replacement. For the old scootmobile we got new parts so it can be reused in Kenya.

View the photo album for photo's of the scootmobile and it's new owner.

Depreciated computers library embark on new life in Kenya

NIJKERK – The libraries in Nijkerk and Hoevelaken have replaced all computers in recent times. The old computers go through the Rigii Foundation to a school in Kenya. The computers in the library were in need of replacement because they are already more than five years old. "We notice that new software and the fast fiber optic connection we have much more calls for the equipment.

PCs are stuck and we don't want to be working on this as customers or employees," says director Roel Zuidhof.

The library went looking to be able to dispose of the computers responsibly. During the search, people came into contact with Janet Eikelenboom. She is from Kenya and has founded the Rigii Children Foundation, which does a lot for the village where her brother lived. Her brother died and left behind three children. Janet took care of and supported the children. From this point of view, she also wants to help other children in Kenya.

The Rigii Children Foundation not only focuses on helping children, but also supports grandmothers who help the children who no longer have parents because they have died of AIDS. She also helps the school and in this way the whole community. Janet is happy with the over thirty PCs she gets. All data and software on it will be erased by a professional company after which they will be shipped to Kenya in a container of other items next month. The computers are for the school in the village. "Even though they've been written off in the Netherlands, they're still perfectly usable in Kenya," says Janet Eikelenboom.

Source: De Stentor – http://www.destentor.nl/NIJKERK – The libraries in Nijkerk and Hoevelaken recently replaced all computers. The old computers go through the Rigii Children Foundation to a school in Kenya. The computers in the library had to be replaced because they are about five years old. "We noticed that the new software and fast fiber internet that we have made demanded more of the equipment.

"We do not want computers to crash when customers or employees are using them," said director Roel Zuidhof.

The library looked for a way to get rid of the computers in a responsable way. During this search they got in contact with Janet Eikelenboom. She is fron Kenya and established the Rigii Children Foundation which does a lot for the village where here brother once lived. Eight years ago her brother died. He left his three children behind. anet took care of these children. From this thought, she wanted to help other children in Kenya as well.

The Rigii Children Foundation not only focuses on helping children, but also supports grandmothers who help the children who do not have their parents anymore. They died because of the impact of HIV/AIDS. Janet also helps the school and this way the whole community. Janet is happy with the thirty computers they get. All data and software on them is removed by a professional company. Next month they will be shipped to Kenya in a container with other stuff. The computers are going to be used by the school in the village.

"Although they are depreciated in the Netherlands they are still perfectly usable in Kenya," said Janet Eikelboom.

Source: De Stentor – http://www.destentor.nl/