In December of last year Jefferson Cann and Nigel Linacre of Extraordinary Leadership took the opportunity of a business trip to Kenya to call in on James and Karen at the Summit Schools to see how things were progressing.  They found an unusually quiet and calm environment as the children were on holiday and the orphans who stay permanently at the school were on a short day trip.  James was well and Karen had recovered from a recent illness and was almost back to her fully active self!

All was well at the school, although the planned building of two new classrooms was on hold due to the poor economic climate in Kenya at the moment.  In the farm, we saw the third planting of the season, following two failed plantings due to lack of rain.  There had been rain the day before our visit, however, so hopes were high that there would be enough rain to support the growth of the crops for the new year of 2015.

The treat of the day was a meal of fish from the new fish pond, made possible by the borehole well provided by WellBoring.  The fish we enjoyed were from the third fish harvest of the year – a wonderful healthy addition to the children’s’ diet and an opportunity for the school to supplement some inome through selling the excess to the locals.

We hope to be there again in May of this year to catch up with James and Karen and the children.summit JC