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Tired from tyre play

This is just a quick one as we're all absolutely shattered, but this has been one of my best days in Kenya so far, so felt I should record my excitement...
We are making the most of another pair of hands staying with us (and a body, face etc) -our new son Jordan and we were working at Orongo (the nursery school for orphans) to make a playground as they had nothing to play on and were jumping off the concrete water tank as their main source of amusement and physical activity.

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Tyre tunnel

Tyre tunnel


More tyre ideas

More tyre ideas


David and teacher Joy

David and teacher Joy


Jordan hard at work

Jordan hard at work


Painting

Painting

I was worried that the playground wouldn't ever get off the ground, there seemed so many links in the chain which could go wrong, but amazingly the pick up truck arrived on time, didn't over charge us, we picked up the 2nd hand tyres we'd ordered at the market with no problems, plus the wood from the local timber yard, and the teacher at Orongo had roped in 2 strong guys to help dig.
The playground wasn't quite finished when we left in the afternoon, but the 2 strong guys and the teacher were keen to continue without us, and had become very enthusiastic about painting everything- even the tree, so we look forward to seeing a very colourful Orongo tomorrow...

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Good to know the petrol station care about our fillings

Good to know the petrol station care about our fillings

Posted by africraigs 13:05

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