The project that we have been working towards since 2012 will not be proceeding. It was predicated on receiving a significant grant from CRCID (Canadian Rotary Collaboration for International Development), who in turn has been obtaining their grant funding from the Canadian government through CIDA and more recently CIDA's successor DFATD (Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development). CRCID has received notice from DFATD that they will be receiving some funding for the next 12 months, but the funds to be provided are only sufficient to support 2 of the 9 international projects that CRCID had approved for its potential funding. The two projects to receive funding are projects that had previously received funding support from CIDA and CRCID in prior years.
We do still have good support from our Rotary Club partners and local Rotary District 5040 here in BC. So we are now looking at a potential scaled back project that could still provide significant benefits to the 1200+ students at the 7 schools in the Ndandini/Kyaithani area.
Stay tuned in to this blogspot for upcoming news about this.
Because of the disappointing news of the lack of DFATD/CRCID grant support, it is even more important that we attract more Rotary partner clubs to our project efforts in the Ndandini and Kyaithani area of eastern Kenya.
If you are reading this post and are new to our work, I encourage you to read the additional older posts in this blog to see our history and the things that we have accomplished because of partner support.
If you have any questions, you are encouraged to contact me.