Communications

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A few years ago the only communication we had with Bungoma Diocese was the occasional letter or information brought back by a visitor from UK. A letter from Africa would take weeks to arrive and would cost two days wages to send. Not many letters were received but today the situation is quite different. With the phenomenal growth of the mobile phone and internet in recent years in Africa even remote regions such as here are now adequately covered by mobile networks and the opportunity now exists for sending relatively cheap text messages and emails.


As a charity working in Africa we recognise the importance of good communications to provide feedback to our generous donors, benefactors and sponsors. To this end we are taking advantage of this new technology in data communications and have installed a few computer and mobile phone systems. It is now possible for us to receive reports and photographs by email directly from remote villages as can be seen from the information and pictures in our website.  With access to a relatively cheap internet the schools can have all sorts of affordable opportunities for learning aids open to them.  We believe that this new venture into communications by our charity was a first in such a remote region of Africa.


To reinforce these lines of communications and to extend the reach and support of our charity's activities we have our own Project Manager and Correspondent in the area. She is Elizabeth Mukholo from Mapela parish where the harvested water pilot scheme was set up. Elizabeth has a Technicians Diploma in Information Communications Technolgy and in 2017 graduated with the professional qualification as a Certifiied Information Communication Technologist.  Elizabeth excelled in her studies and won the prestigeous award of the top lady graduate in Kenya for her final year project and travelled to Nairobi to receive it at a special awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel. Elizabeth is now an expert in communications and manages all our projects.


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Geoff hands over 2 laptop and mobile phone sytems to Revs. Rodgers and Renson and the headteacher David Saenyi

Communicating with UK directly from the heateacher's compound.

A typical semi-permanent home of mud contruction from which emails can now be sent and received.

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