kakamega


What’s cooking Wednesday in Kakamega

Following on from Ben’s post on Ugandan food in Mbarara I thought I would continue this conversation and look at the meals that the project workers in Kakamega have been eating. Since arriving in Kenya nearly four weeks ago I have found many volunteers commenting on the differences between what they consume in the U.K. and here in Kakamega. However, I think everybody here has adjusted well to this cultural difference. Last Wednesday I thought […]

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Bella and Hayden, PWs at St Elizabeth Bumia, giving a presentation on their school

Experiencing the Kakamega culture and Second Week Meeting

Here is PW Rosie Bishop’s take on the past weekend!   On Friday night all the PWs travelled back to the central house in Kakamega for our second week meeting. The evening provided a great opportunity to catch up and relax together (along with our house puppy) before we started training early on Saturday morning- much to everyone’s delight.   We started our first session with an exercise in which we all drew our schools and annotated […]


coordinatorchris: my first impressions in photos

After volunteering with EPAfrica as a project worker in 2014 I decided to return to Kenya as a project coordinator this summer. Over the past few weeks I have worked with the summer team setting up Central House and visiting schools in Kakamega. While I have been out here I have been on a mission to capture what it is like to work as a coordinator with the charity and live in Western Kenya. Here […]

Coordinator Chris

Project Workers and Head Teachers at the end of the EPAfrica 206 Head Teachers' Conference in Kakamega

Kakamega Head Teachers’ Conference

Our first week training culminated in an extremely successful Head Teachers’ Conference (HTC) on Friday.  Members of staff from all seven of our 2016 partner schools and two deputy head teachers from graduate schools Emanyinya and Ematsuli joined us for the day. Following close on the tail of a very enjoyable school visit with the PWs on Thursday, the HTC was a further opportunity for them to learn more about the schools we work with, […]


The EPAfrica Summer Team: Why I keep coming back for more …

By Patrick Hearn Over Christmas and New Year I was thinking about my favourite part of 2014. Undoubtedly, it was the time I spent re-discovering Kakamega, Kenya for the third time in as many years.The decision to return to East Africa again was not an easy one, and there were a number of reasons that made it problematic: the costs involved, the chance to do an internship, my mum telling me that I was trying to avoid her, […]

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