After a night of supporting the local Economy of Kenya by buying a bottle or three of South African wine with sonja I awoke to breakfast featuring a cameo by the local monkeys. After breakfast we headed to the UN ( or as Sarah Boardmans would call it the NU) to start day one of our workshop, peter forgot all the of equipment so it was lucky I remembered to bring my camera with me. We arrived to conference room 9 where there were less then expected participants which threw a spanner in the works. Though luckily we solved the problem with haste, sonja was one of the stars today with one of the most motivational speeches I have ever heard almost reducing a grown man to tears. The CM4K gang split up into groups of 5 and each took 4 of the participants to teach them how to make videos to help them go into communities and pass on the skills to help those who are in less fortunate situations gain employability skills. One of the hardest situations of the day was the start of the group trying to get them all to get involved as some were more quiet than others. After a little while people started coming out of their shells and when we got to filming everyone was really interested in it. During the our talks with with our group; Dekker, Suji and Dave we learnt a lot about the kenyan tribes and their politics showing how community based learning worked with each other teaching them new things. The most difficult part of my day was the stomach bug forcing me to make three hasty trips to the UN toilets. After the first day of workshops we went to the Masai markets where I got to experience my first bout of bargaining resulting in a half price passport cover. Afterwards we were invited to one of Peters famous coffee dates. All in all a fab day.
Jan 10 2014
Lol thanks for broadcasting my erring memory to the world…..so kind 🙂
Ah ha so they are no longer my coffee trips then….they are now co-owned 😉
haha luckily rod was there to save the day then with his camera!