Moira and I got back from Kenya on Sunday after an incredible challenge. This was the first visit to Africa for both of us, and the first time we had ever attempted a long distance cycle ride. It was tough. Believe me, we have earned every penny of your sponsorship money! On the last day of the ride we visited the project at Mumia that the International Childcare Trust is sponsoring with a local action group. The aim of the project is to build a drop-in centre and night shelter for street children . The centre will also provide adult education and other facilities to work with local women, including widows who are being supported to take on fostering projects with AIDS orphans and others, and families in crisis. The greeting we received (pictured) was extraordinary and it was an intensely moving experience. The first floor of the centre is virtually complete, funded by some of the money raised out of last year’s Cycle Cambodia challenge, and the building was opened by ICT’s chairman during our visit. The Cycle Kenya team were a great group of individuals, and even though it was tough, we had a real ball. The memories from this trip – and the visit to the Mumia project in particular – will stay with us for a very long time indeed.
A big THANK YOU again to everyone who has supported us so far. Our Just Giving site is still operational, so please, if you haven’t sponsored us already and would like to, there is still time to do so. We are also in the process of putting a day-by-day account of the challenge up on Moira’s blog, linked here