The Community Engagement Team at the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) have delivered their largest project of the year so far in collaboration with the ‘Because We Care’ initiative at Mogra Children’s Centre in Nairobi.
This project has been the largest that the Community Engagement Team have helped to deliver this year and has helped 332 children, the youngest being just 6 weeks old.
The children at the centre were suffering with chest infections largely caused by smoke pollution from cooking on open fires, with inadequate ventilation.
Under the leadership of Because We Care’s Sian Boyd, the project delivered a brand new state of the art kitchen, replacing the polluting open fires with gas cookers, along with a plethora of storage capacity that was custom built for multiple rooms.
Opening the project at the end of last month, BATUK’s Deputy Commander Lt Col Roberts said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to take part in this day – a huge amount of effort and funding have been invested in the Mogra project and the result can be seen from the smiles on the children’s faces.”
Through the BATUK Facebook page, the Community Engagement Team have publicly thanked Sian for her efforts.
“All of her hard work was carried out on a volunteer basis and she managed the project from start to finish with excellent results. The Armed Forces Federation Kenya Coordinator Nicola also attended the event as Sian has been nominated for a community award,” BATUK added.