Category: Education


Taking action on Global Goals 2016

We’ve talked a lot about Global Goals to end poverty, fix climate change and fight inequalities by 2030 – the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These Global Goals were agreed by 193 countries last September and every September when world leaders gather at the UN we take the opportunity to remind them to take action and deliver […]

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Lynne’s Kenya diary

Twice a year a group of volunteers from Ireland go out to Kenya to support the community and our team working in Londiani. Every experience is unique and the stories from our volunteers really bring to life the work we do and the impact your donations have. Here is Lynne’s Kenya diary. Learning about lifeskills […]

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New Year message from our CEO, Martin Ballantyne

The big news for 2017 is the announcement of our new name – Brighter Communities Worldwide. We’re looking forward to an exciting year ahead as working together to build strong communities, creating brighter futures within a better world. As we look forward to the year ahead, let’s look back at some of our achievements in […]

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Health ’09 draws to a close

Volunteers on the Health ’09 project left Nairobi today after 3 weeks working on various health related projects in the Kipkelion District. The team consisted of 32 volunteers from all over Ireland, Scotland and Australia. The team was lead by Project Leaders Laura Ahern, Pat Broderick and Mary Dunford. The tasks completed included the following: […]

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FOL facilitates link between Londiani District Hospital and Mayo General Hospital

The link project between Londiani District Hospital (LDH) and Mayo General Hospital (MGH) was officially agreed in February of this year. This week starts the first meeting of the MGH team and the LDH team. Both teams met in Nairobi last night, and will begin the week with an exploratory tour of various hospitals in […]

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Health ’09 Updates

This week saw the completion of a medical education course in Molo for health professionals from all over the Kipkelion District. The course was taught by a joint Irish and Kenyan teaching faculty and covered Essential Obstetric Care, Trauma and Integrated Management of Childhood Illness. The feedback from participants was excellent. The Health Surveys continued […]

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Health ’09 Team 2 volunteers arrive in Nairobi

12 volunteers arrived in Nairobi this evening to join the health team for the next two weeks. This team will be based in Molo for the coming week and will instruct on the Medical Education Courses to be held there. These courses include Essential Obstetric Care, Pre Hospital Trauma and Integrated Management of Childhood Health. […]

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Health ’09 Volunteers meet the Kamasian communities

The Health ’09 volunteer team has begun its work in the Kamasian Division of the Kipkelion District. This is the first time that FOL has based a volunteer team here. The team arrived on Monday to an overwhelming welcome from the local communities, school children and community leaders. It was amazing, and made us feel […]

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Friends of Londiani focus groups

FOL is delighted to announce the formation of focus groups in the areas of health, water, education, finance and marketing. This follows as a result of the organisational development process that FOL has undergone through funding from Irish Aid. The Health Focus Group will assist FOL in facilitating the partnership link between Mayo General Hospital and Londiani […]

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17 nationalities visit Londiani

Friends of Londiani through a unique partnership project with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) enabled 21 volunteers from 17 countries to travel to Londiani for 1 week and work on community development projects there. Volunteers met in Nairobi, travelled to Naivasha for a team briefing before arriving in Londiani on Monday 17th […]

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Harambee 2009 – Team two – Londiani

The second week of the project is nearly over and the group are settling into the Kenya lifestyle. Everyone is pleased to see a bit of rain finally coming so it’s all hands on deck to collect it when it falls from the roof! Freddie, Jenny, Jayne and Michelle are busy giving a five day […]

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Harambee 2009 – Week two in Londiani

A full Peer ED course was started with a class of 13 from Kahurura which was over seen by Eva, Fiona, Rachel and local Wilson. The Water Tanks Project started out in Kahurura in the first week continued with 8 holes been dug and completed. The first layer of hardcore and concrete has been poured […]

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