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Watamu SDA School

In September 2006, a group of 19 Irish volunteers travelled to Watamu, Kenya to renovate the Infant School at the SDA Primary School.

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Galana Secondary School

Following the tremendous success of the 2013 to 2015 projects in Galana the Board of Friends From Ireland decided to look at the possibility of building a Secondary School.

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Watamu Marine Association

The Watamu Marine Association (W.M.A.) was formed in September 2007 after a workshop brought marine stakeholders together to address conflicts and develop working partnerships.

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Mwangea Water Project

Mwangea Primary School is located roughly halfway between the Kenya Coast and Tsavo East National Park, near the top of a range of low hills. The rainfall in 2009 was negligible.

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Gede Library

The Jason Westwood Foundation Trust was founded by Aileen and Derek Westwood following the unexpected death of their son Jason who was aged just 27 when he died in 1999. Jay’s Community Library was set up in a deprived rural area of Watamu, Kenya, and housed at Gede.

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Student Research Projects

In January 2016 we were honoured to have the presence of the Irish Ambassador to Kenya, Dr Vincent O’Neill, accompanied by his wife Bróna, along with the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Prof. Judi Wakhungu, at a launch in Galana, Kenya.

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Galana School Renovation Project

The Galana School complex is situated at the Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) Headquarters adjacent to Tsavo East National Park and the Galana Conservancy in Kenya.

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Mabel Sustainable Feminine Hygiene

After witnessing the lack of access and the expense of feminine hygiene products in rural communities in Zambia as well as the taboo that still results in girls and women not communicating or supporting each other during their periods, Lauren Mellor decided to set up Mabel.

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Galana Amani Women’s Group

The Galana Amani Women’s group are a group of women from the Galana area who have come together to continue their education and learn new skills with the support of Friends From Ireland.

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Galana Wildlife Conservancy

Friends From Ireland has worked in the Galana community in Kenya since 2012 and throughout that time has been supported by the management and scouts of the Galana Wildlife Conservancy (GWC).

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