I ought to know better than to post again today, but feel compelled to give our new Kenyan acquaintance a heads' up. So, I did some reading on Takatifu Gardens and look at this:
Be a part of different projects, though the main focus at the moment is a reading program in some of the local schools. Apart from the reading program at the schools we sometimes also organize a running club for local kids and have regular visits to an orphanage in Kakamega.
Anyone wishing to volunteer and participate is welcome. There are no fees you need to pay to participate, and we provide free shared accomodation and meals to all volunteers.Those who are able are welcome to contribute something towards the costs of food, etc, but there is no pressure to do so.
We are a mixture of International and Kenyan volunteers. Our community centre is fairly comfortable, having running cold water (rain water), solar power, a big communal kitchen, a communal hall and chill out area.
Takatifu Gardens is a community centre located 15km from Kakamega, in Western Kenya, not far from the popular Kakamega Forest, a preserved area of natural rainforest. The Centre was started in early 2006 through a joint effort of Kenyans and Australians and welcomes both international and local volunteers to come, stay and assist with various voluntary projects in the local community.
No-one at Takatifu Gardens is paid for their work. We are all volunteers working together as equal members of a team. But we do provide food to volunteers and whenever possible accommodation.
We ask those who are able, to contribute something towards their living expenses.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Frankllin at email@example.com
Notice that first email address. I do not know if it is still good, but the last time I checked, that's one of Rob's email addresses. ROBIN DUNN is this person's name, and he has been with David McKay for 25-odd years. So, he is one of the contact persons for Takatifu Gardens, huh? I almost cannot believe that I found this. Also be aware of CHRISTINE (MCKAY) DUNN, Rob's wife, as well as FRAN GONZALEZ (sp?) and his wife KIM. They are in Kenya too. I am not certain as to what other JCs are in Kenya at present, but it seems like they are always traveling in and out of there. You may want to keep your eyes on Takatifu Gardens (if you can) over the next several months and see what you may find out as to who among the JCs may be there. I am sure that the other volunteers there may be interested to know who they are working alongside and who the JCs are associated with, and the Takatifu Quakers would like to know who they have been infiltrated by. After all, you cannot pass the information to the contact person and hope to warn Takatifu, as the contact person is one of the infiltrators! So Rob's one of the people who deals with the public on behalf of Takatifu Gardens? You may want to look into that, start there, Omondi. Franandkim? I almost didn't catch that. In other words, Omondi, if you write Takatifu Gardens to warn them of the JCs in their midst, and if you write the contact person mentioned in their literature, then you'll probably be writing to a Jesus Christian.
So you'll have to go another route.
This page has names, addresses, phone numbers, everything.
Edited 7 time(s). Last edit at 08/19/2008 12:27PM by zeuszor.