Newsletter 1, April 2019

When the neighbours build a house for you

During 2018, St. Martin CSA started a new project aimed at people with mental health issues. In a pilot phase lasting 6 months, a team of social workers assesses in a defined area near Nyahururu the occurrence of mental health problems and examines whether the approach of St. Martin can be applied to tackle this topic: Giving immediate assistance before engaging the neighbourhood to care for the long term needs and find a sustainable solution that allows the afflicted persons to lead a dignified and fulfilled life.

Kyudo in Kenya

archery 2The Comundo people in Kenya and the respective partner organizations meet twice a year to discuss the country program, to learn together and to exchange ideas and experiences. Part of the event is also an excursion. This time we went to the Kereita Forest.

Geology Lesson in Hells Gate

hellsgate2 copyThis time the hiking group headed to the Hells Gate National Parc near Naivasha. It's a relatively small park situated between impressive sandstone cliffs and two old Vulcano plugs.

Elephant Hill

IMG 5137My second hiking tour in Kenya: This time I join up with a hiking group from St. Martin, we want to climb Elephant Hill in the Aberdare Ranges, just over 3600m high.

In the smoke


Recently I was with the program "Children in Need". We first picked up a boy of maybe 10 years in one of the St. Martin homes

Mount Kenya

mount kenyaIn Kenya, the big holidays are in December: the school year ends with the final exams and at the beginning of the month all who can, travel to the villages where they originally come from to ...

A Children's birthday party with Nyama Choma

 nyamajomaPatrick, a soon to be public prosecutor whom I met in Nairobi 8 years ago when he was still a law student, invited me to his son's birthday. Little Ian turns 4.

Clean up

abwaschOn November 11th was Saint Martin's day. Of course, this is also celebrated every year at St. Martin CSA.

Lunch at l'Arche

mittagstischL'Arche pursues a simple principle: the cohabitation of disabled and non-disabled people. It is not about a residence with rotating caretakers or accompanied living,

Tai Chi in the Rehabilitation Centre

taichiI am barely for 24 hours in Nyahururu and already involved in a small Tai Chi demonstration. And that’s how it happened:

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