Happy New Year!
We are both back at the office in Nanyuki and in work mode.
Travelling does not only allow you to see new cities, people and taste new food, if you are lucky you might also stumble across a Red Cross Office. During her Christmas vacation to the pwani (coast) Elfi visited the Mombasa Branch office.
Meeting up with Red Cross Friends
In Mombasa Elfi met up with KRCS friends whom we got to know at the National Youth Camp in November - Fayaz from Mombasa Branch and Collins from Kirinyaga Branch. In addition to seeing the famous Ivory Tusks (featured on the 50KES note), the beach and palm trees, they more importantly visited the Mombasa Branch office.
Visiting the Mombasa Branch Office
The office was open with several staff and volunteers, many whom were working on finishing reports before the end of the year. Everyone was very welcoming and happy to have visitors from other branches.
Income Generating Activities (IGAs)
Mombasa Branch has several externally funded projects, amongst other a livelihood project with the EU. A part of the project is to support youth with job opportunities.
This is Mombasa Branch’s matatu (bus), which is a part of the livelihood project with EU.
The building to the right has a big hall that the Branch rent out as an IGA. Photo: ElfI Thrane Bemelmans.
Visiting Red Cross in a new city is like visiting family. It furthermore strengthens the feeling that the work we do is important. RC/RC is present in 191 countries with millions of volunteers working to alleviate human suffering. Together we are stronger and we can reach further.
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