Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu

 
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Nov 12, 2013

November 2013 Update

Some of the Furniture produced at Paluoc
Some of the Furniture produced at Paluoc

Exciting times!

It’s good to see some good quality work being produced. There are many carpenters in Kisumu, though as the population continues to grow rapidly there is plenty of scope for more. Our plan at Paluoc workshop and training
centre is to produce really proficient carpenters; capable of careful, precise work that will mean they are sure of future employment.

Two of the trainees are bringing in a bed and some chairs that they have made and put outside the workshop whilst waiting for the varnish to dry.

Notice in the background the good use being made of the barbed wire fence.  The fence is really there to keep the neighbours’ goats out of the small vegetable patch that the night-watchman’s wife is cultivating, and a small mango tree which we hope will eventually bear fruit for the trainees’ lunches.

Storage of completed work is an issue and training and working areas are also needed, plus a small office to store progress reports, training materials, invoices etc. So the workshop is being given an upper floor.  The pile of sand shows the scale of the task.  The work has started and is planned to be completed well before the rainy season starts. Three HATW volunteers are visiting this month to help with the work and to report back on progress. They are also looking at ways to recruit and retain more trainees when the extra space is available.

Another important issue is the safety of tools. At Paluoc this problem has been resolved with a very solid storage room, with heavy duty locks should any potential thieves penetrate the metal doors and window frames. In an ideal world that wouldn’t be necessary but the tools of their trade are very valuable and have to be protected. The photo
shows some of the individual toolboxes that the trainees make to hold their tools. Our aim is to provide each trainee with a basic set of tools once they know how to look after them.

Thank you for your support and interest!

Building more Useable Space
Building more Useable Space
Tools Storage
Tools Storage
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HANDS AROUND THE WORLD

MONMOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE, United Kingdom
http://www.hatw.org.uk

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David Steiner

Chief Executive
Monmouth, United Kingdom

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