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Local Turkana students visit researchers at TBI

The Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) is not only a non-profit organization interested in scientific research in the Lake Turkana region, in addition, TBI works closely with local communities on health and education. The vast majority of the people (population near 900,000) that live on this semi-arid, harsh environment are nomadic pastoralists with cares focused on [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:04:49+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Field School, Local Community Outreach, Spring Field School 2015|Comments Off on Local Turkana students visit researchers at TBI

TBI mobile clinic report

The TBI mobile clinic is a stakeholder in the provision of health care services to the people of Ileret location/ward. The team engages in a number of activities and the mobile clinic staff contribute largely to health care provision. The general health care provision constitute a large portion of the team’s work, however rescue services [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:04:53+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on TBI mobile clinic report

Education support in Ileret

The Turkana Basin Institute has, since its inception of the community outreach program, been supporting needy but bright students in high school from both Turkana east and west. This year alone, the bursary scheme has seen 18 students from the illeret community supported in various secondary schools. Aside from the students, TBI is currently paying [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:04:53+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on Education support in Ileret

Opening of Loreng’elup Maternity

Despite the delayed blog since the opening of the maternity, i owe it to you to inform you of the completion and opening of Loreng'elup maternity. The Loreng'elup maternity was supported by Safaricom Foundation, Turkana Basin Institute and Stony Brook University through the Department of Health Sciences. The Loreng'elup community were honored to [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:19+00:00 March 21st, 2012|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on Opening of Loreng’elup Maternity

More on the Loreng’elup Maternity Ward

The roof of the maternity was put up as we start to admire what was just a dream now shape itself into a reality and what has become the trademark TBI green roof which is sometimes mistaken for the KWS green greets visitors driving into Loreng'elup.   With the team working on the plaster and [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:24+00:00 August 26th, 2011|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on More on the Loreng’elup Maternity Ward

Simple advancements go a long way

As the Nakechichok women continue their efforts to feed their families, their challenge had always been the means to fetch water from the river. They struggled with the basic buckets, drawing water from the river and watering the plants.   With the money maker installed, where the inlet is just submerged into the flowing Turkwel [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2011|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on Simple advancements go a long way