ROSE HENNESSY of Charity organisation “Friend of Londiani” speaks to John Healy about the work of the NGO in Kenya, bringing Clean water, health and Education to the region og Londiani. In particular on this occasion she joins John to discuss training which is currently in process for a set of volunteers gearing up to travel to Kenya in the coming months.
She explains how they study community development, tasks that are part of the job, they discuss the practicalities from vaccinations to what they need to bring with them. She shares some of the professions of the people involved with the programme.
John asks about access to running water and Rose tells him roughly 50% of the people have access to fresh water. She explains the main things that they try to improve in the community including building smokeless stoves and rainwater harvesting systems. She explains how they have a staff of 12 on the ground there all year round and that the volunteers will spend three weeks there.
They move on to speaking about a CD made by St. Gazetos church in Kenya featuring a Swahili recording which the charity recorded for the group and made into a CD which is sold on the Friends of Londiani website.
They talk about the funding that they receive and the fundraising which they do to support them. They also discuss the “one percent difference” initiative.
|DATE: June 26, 2013
|Themes:Global Issues with a Local Focus
|Keywords:training to volunteer, training for kenya, volunteering in kenya, charity work in kenya, rose hennessy, friend of londiani, Kenyan music, Swahili music,