Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu

 
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    Update September 2014
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project Co-ordinator
    Things are now progressing quite well at the workshop. There are currently 8 full-time trainees and the trustees are continuing to seek more in the longer term. They have had success with their examination entries and attendance has improved. The extra floor that has been added to the workshop will enable work to be carried...
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has received 1 donation
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    June 2014 Update
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project Co-ordinator
    Moving Forward: The workshop has had its first successful trainees in the Government Grade 3 carpentry & Joinery Exam. The young men concerned are staying at the workshop to continue to practice and improve their skills, and also to learn important new skills like “How to price a job”. The workshop now has 9...
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    April 2014 Update
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project Co-ordinator
    Some Encouraging Progress! Paul Ochieng has done a great job with the three trainees who passed their Government Grade 3 Examinations in Carpentry. These youngsters have all opted to stay at the centre to help train the new intake whilst expanding their own practical experience, gaining confidence and improving their own...
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has made updates to their project page.
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    January 2014 Update
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project Co-ordinator
    Work on expanding the workshop by adding an upper storey has progressed well. The walls and roof are now completed, the next step is to install the windows. This should be starting this week We are still awaiting photos and will post them as soon as we have them. The trainees themselves were able to help with the timberwork...
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has made updates to their project page.
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has received 1 donation
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    November 2013 Update
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project Co-ordinator
    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 trainingcentre is to produce really proficient carpenters; capable of careful, precise work...
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has received 1 donation
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    July 2013 Update
    By - Nigel Sampson - HATW Project Co-ordinator
    Building your reputation as a trainer and producer of good quality items. The plan is to train youngsters to develop the sort of skills that will earn them a living in the future. There are lots of carpenters out there. Paluoc’s plan is to produce tables, desks etc of a better than average standard. You can see from...
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    April 2013 Update
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project Co-ordinator
    This is an important phase for Paluoc carpentry workshop. They are hoping to increase their number of trainees from the current 5 up to 10. They have been obtaining work from local schools, repairing school desks, and have made tables for meeting rooms at a local conference centre. This helps finance the training and is...
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    January 2013 Update
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project Co-ordinator
    The workshop has been training youngsters now for a year. They are much better equipped with tools than they were 12 months ago and they have been able to obtain a few contracts for school desks, school lockers and for some tables for a local conference centre.  This helps provide good training opportunities and a...
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has made updates to their project page.
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has made updates to their project page.
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    October 2012 Update
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project Co-ordinator
    My wife, Gill, and I are currently in Kisumu visiting the Paluoc training workshop on a daily basis. We are trying to give Paul and his band of helpers some assistance in recruiting and retaining carpentry trainees. The problem is mostly a boy thing - most young girls seem to enrol in appropriate training courses and stick...
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    • Richard Portsmouth
      Richard Portsmouth Thanks for the update on this fine project. Another donation has been recently made in memory of my talented carpenter godfather, Derek Sinclair. Richard Portsmouth
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    July 2012 Update
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project co-ordinator
    Paul Ochieng, the teacher at Paluoc, is aiming to produce furniture of an above average quality. To this end they have recently finished leveling the floor of the workshop; so that a table or chair with 4 legs carefully and accurately cut to the correct length, will stand firmly on the ground. This way the trainees will...
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    Report April 2012
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project Co-ordinator
    Work has been continuing on the workshop. They now have two workbenches and some tools have been supplied through another British charity 'Workaid'. It's all systems go now! They have obtained some work making school desks so the trainess have some real work to get on with as well as their training sessions. They have...
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    • Richard Portsmouth
      Richard Portsmouth Many thanks for this very useful update. It is good to hear that progress is being made with this great project. Kisumu is close to my heart and I enjoyed carpentry as a child. My donation is made in loving memory of my late godfather and uncle, Derek Sinclair, a very talented craftsman with his own Kenya connections. ... Read more »
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has made updates to their project page.
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has made updates to their project page.
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has made updates to their project page.
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    Moving forwards, bringing in more trainees
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project co-ordinator
    Paluoc is a carpentry training workshop, built in 2010/11 with help from HANDS AROUND THE WORLD, which offers training to disadvantaged young people in Kisumu, Kenya. The youngsters include street children; many have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The workshop started last year with 4 trainees and now that the consignment...
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu posted a progress report
    Early days, exciting but frustrating!
    By - Nigel Sampson - HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Paluoc Project Co-ordinator
      Paluoc is still at a very early, exciting but also frustrating stage. The building is up and operational  at a basic level but so far with very limited tools and no workbenches. The tools are on their way and will arrive sometime very soon (October 2011). In the meantime the instructor is doing his best...
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has received 11 donations
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has made updates to their project page.
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  • Helping young Kenyans survive and thrive in Kisumu has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Organization

HANDS AROUND THE WORLD

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

Project Leader

David Steiner

Chief Executive
Monmouth, United Kingdom

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