Volunteer Kenya – ICODEI: Open Letter (Appreciation) – [2015 Update]

Volunteer Kenya continues to thank all who have continuously steered the organization’s vision either directly or indirectly in various capacities. It is our sincere appreciation to all of you who have enabled the organization reach where it is today.

We thank you all who have continued to support us through donations of drugs, medical equipment and finances. We have been able to continue on our mobile Clinics with our local volunteers in reaching out to the interior parts of western Kenya where medical services are almost unreachable and in most cases – expensive.

With the onset of the rain season there is an upsurge of malaria cases and water borne diseases. Therefore, it’s urgent for the organization to be equipped with enough medical supplies. More crucially, the organization is in need of urgent support in Malaria drugs, fever/pain relievers and antibiotics supply. The equivalent of $1 is sufficient for one dose of malaria treatment for an adult.

In regard to the recent security challenges, we would like to inform everyone that security concerns is an aspect our organization take seriously and we remain at your disposal to inform and update the incoming and already on site volunteers on all the happenings so as necessary steps can be taken.

Even though our country has faced some security challenges of late, our site of operations that has served as a ‘second home’ away from home to our past volunteers (over 1000), and especially the western region of Kenya has never experienced any of the security issues highlighted. All the security issues have taken place either in the coastal region of Kenya or some reported neighborhoods of Nairobi city.

The government is making major progress in the fight against terror that has caused interruption of volunteer travels to Kenya. We are at disposal to advice incoming volunteers as they plan for their travels to Kenya.

-Volunteer Kenya Team