Well finally, thanks to Stella, I am able to post my own blogs!.. Thank you Stella for setting it all up and finally meeting up with me to show me how to post blogs!! So well come every one to the Milgis Trust news and I will endeavour to keep you in touch with the goings on in this very remote and special part of Kenya!. This morning the radio is bubbling with nice news from below Elkanto!! A brand spanking new Elephant is born, lots of commotion and excitement from the Elephant family and humans watching from above.. PLUS MAMOUTH is back.. Against all odds!!
Well its a drought up in the Milgis area at the moment
Theres nobody living here now.. They’ve all moved to better pastures, but nothing like whats going on in the Rift Valley!!
We are looking forward to some rain..
Its incredible when only 5 days walk away I am having to help my mother move as Lake Baringo has come up nearly 30 or so feet in the last 2 years and my mums house is just about under water!.. As the other picture shows , the guest rooms are already well under water!!
In the old days every one would have moved down to Baringo, reaping the benefits of lots of rain, enjoying lots of graze and browse for their stock, but instead every one is crying that they are losing their houses, and have no where to go to.. The Samburu don’t travel there because of tribal borders!..Yes the modern world is catching up here too.. 100 years ago times were different!
Its a funny old thing nature because how ever super human you are you can’t beat it and although its quite hard for my 80 year old mother to upstick and find some where to live, as every one else is, I find it rather wonderful that we can’t do any thing about it, as its nature doing its bit..Luckily for us its not dramatic its just an inche a day, up up up!!
As the water comes up the reed beds start floating, and these huge floating Islands get taken across the lake!
Other news… Milgis School is on for a revamp! There is exciting talk from VOSS that the Bergums through the Lena Maria appeal are determined to to finish the Milgis Primary School finally!! The idea is to build the last remaining class room, teachers houses, and a small kitchen.. To re-establish the Solar water system, and to increase the amount, so that the school can share with the Ilgwe Eldome community , plus do any maintenance that needs doing.. We wish the Bergums luck in all their money raising endeavours in the name of Lena Maria!.. Thank you so very very much..
Zeke from Marwel wildlife very kindly came up for a few days to spend some time with the scouts and increase their GPS skills amongst other things.. He’s trying to get a clearer count of the wildlife numbers.
We visited the school as well and the wildlife club did a beautiful elephant show for Zeke
The old and the new.. GPS lessons in the foreground with the scouts and the local Samburu behind busy living their lives!
‘Ntasate’.. Was sick for months he did not move from the same place, the woman in green checked on him daily.. We don’t know what was wrong with him, but finally it was decided that the David Sheldrick veterinary unit would come up and dart him to treat him.. So many thanks to DSWT for helping him out.. He is so much better now..
Leroiya Community have a new School building ( sorry not a good picture, but up in the left hand corner!) thanks to the Milgis Trust.. The Community kindly choose the eco-friendly way, and have agreed to a makuti roof!! Very re-freshing as the crazy thing is the trend is horrible hot, ugly corrugated Iron.. They are also lucky to have had a nice rain shower to put some water in the dam.. lucky them!!
Thank you to Susanne, and Richard of Wana duma for helping people with genuinely terrible health problems.. These are 3 of the 14 people who have come to us for help because they can’t find it any where else.. WHAT CAN WE SAY… BUT THANKYOU 100 times over..