The development of self-help groups is a key part of the work supported by Amani UK. These community groups may consist of widows, of poor farmers, or of youths.
These schools for young children have been created by groups of widows in their local areas. Teaching is provided by the more learned young women.
Home Based Care is an integral part of the Amani UK support for the local community, reaching out as it does to those most in need and least able to help themselves.
This programme of work seeks to establish links of friendship and co-operation between UK schools and those in Kenya.
This programme seeks to address the lack of sanitary towels for schoolgirls which causes them to miss much of their education.
The Ted Rayner Clinic is located in the secure compound of the Kirongo Project. It serves a large rural population with little other access to healthcare.
Trade Relief is a charity supporting local enterprises with positive social impact in and around Oyugis. Trade Relief works with Amani UK and the Projects to grow sustainable businesses which provide employment, services and social benefits to the local community.
As well as performing many of the functions of the basic family groups, the youth groups are also actively involved in significant HIV/AIDS awareness programmes in secondary schools and in marketplaces.
In November 2014, John and Hazel, together with regular team companions, Jim and Edna and Peter Shaw, said final farewells to Kenya in a joyful but emotional party
We coordinate the support for 15 orphan-led families, in an area of 100 square miles in rural west Kenya.
The Autumn 2015 edition of the Amani UK Newsletter is now available for reading online or for downloading.
Jim Leftwich and Peter Fish describe how the role of International Co-ordinator of Amani UK is moving from Jim to Peter over the course of the next six months.
IIona Livarski describes how three visits to the Projects in Kenya, the most recent as a Young Leader, have begun to transform her and made her think again about her future.
Joshua Tabti describes some of the things he learnt as a Young Leader of the Hazlemere summer 2015 trip.
Sophie Redemptah looks back over more than eight years as manager of the Imani project. She reflects on what has been achieved and what lies ahead as she begins a new job as manager of a Community Training Centre.
Leonard Odongo reports on a visit to an Enactus partner project called Ecofinder. There were lots of opportunities for learning and ideas to take back to Upendo and its communities.
Bernard Auma describes the development of a poultry project at Kirongo funded by the Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust. Breaking news: the hens are laying!
The Spring 2015 edition of the Amani UK Newsletter is now available for reading online or for downloading.