It has been a quiet day everywhere today as people are voting for a new constitution. The terrible scenes two years ago following Presidential elections have made people cautious and tourists are staying in their hotels. But everyone is saying it shoild be peaceful this time.
We go to Mombasa tomorrow to sign the contract for the school build at Bodo so let’s hope it remains that way, Likoni where the ferry crossing is has been the scene of trouble in the past. Anyway, it will be a big moment when that ink dries on the contract to build the new Bodo school. An investement of around seventy thousand pounds by the Funzi and Bodo Trust with help from a range of trusts like the W F Southall Trust who are paying for toilets to the Government of Guernsey. Plus lots of hard work by all our supporters who have organised fudraising events or donated generously.
There is great excitement about the planned resource centre with its cyber cafe and print shop . That will happen with very generous support from our new sponsors Bag2school .We have been talking to a young man who may prove to be the perfect manager for the centre. He has qualifications in computing, has been helping to maintain a similar centre in Mombasa and best of all he is from Funzi and is in need of a job as the shop he was working for recently closed.
We started to make our next charity film today. Sara on the camera and me presenting and directing. There were the usual artistic disagreements of course – Sara is a camera person who thinks she is also directing and that’s my job ! But just one day after we celebrated our silver wedding anniversary on Funzi and twenty five years of similar disagreements I am sure we will come through it as usual.
We hear it is raining in England and that the sponosred three peaks challenge is going to be just a little boggy. We wish all the climbers well and just remember there is no turning back now that you have accepted the sponsorship . Lets hope there is a last minute rush of sponsors too. Enjoy yourselves as best as you can do. It’s a noble thing you are all doing and a good warm up for the national three peaks next year when I shall also be away. Seriously, when you see that young girl unable to walk and livinjg in terrible conditions and you realise that it’s the efforts of people like youirselves who are walking for her and baby Idris who make so much possible that would be never realised otherwise. If you haven’t sponsored them yet do go and look at the website and see what you can do. We will keep in touch Ashley and Sara (who is now sitting deleting the bits that went wrong with the film -none of them down to me I’m sure !