‘Our horses have not bolted yet’……. FP

in our opinion THERES NO CONSERVATION WITH OUT FAMILY PLANNING!???.. So here goes!

Theres no doubt about what this girl thinks.. She is embracing this natural method!

Theres no doubt about what this girl thinks.. She is embracing this natural method!

Up in northern Kenya, we are lucky to be able to say ‘the stable door may be open but we are trying to close it before its too late!!.. This is all about the future of this area, and every one having enough to live off!!…

All our secondary school children were asked to write what they saw of the Milgis work this was this persons opinion on Family planning!

All our secondary school children were asked to write what they saw of the Milgis work this was this persons opinion on Family planning!

We’ve been doing our sums, and if Kenya is not careful we are going to be 100 million people in this country before we can get to 2020..  EEEEEEEEKK..

Children, children every where.. what are all going to do??

Children, children every where.. what are all going to do??

We already have hungry people, and plenty of problems with over population, you just have to travel to any of the towns to see the situation.. It appears to me that the problem is not being addressed as much as it should be?? I just don’t get it!….

Anyway THE MILGIS TRUST IS ADDRESSING IT ..  NOW!! We are taking it very seriously before it gets out of control, before the whole area is so eroded by over grazing that there’s no where for people to go to find grazing, its not that its over crowded at the moment,  its just we need to do our sums on what there is out there compared to what is needed, nomadic livestock husbandery is a very good living, and very profitable, but not if there’s nothing to eat, so this needs to be addressed NOW!!!

 

this is an arra with many people living, but look whats happening tothe land here.. The brown patches are gone..

Erosion… this is an area with many people living, and look whats happening to the land here.. The brown patches are huge chunks of land that have nothing left to eat.. not much in the white patches either actually!

it starts like this, but soon its become a 20 feet drain, and all the soil has gone!

it starts like this, but soon its become a 20 feet drain, and all the soil has gone!

Imagine heading out every day with your livestock when you live here.. and your livestock is 'your bank'.. Hard times

Imagine heading out every day with your livestock when you live here.. and your livestock is ‘your bank’.. Hard times

 

Before, before, before…. we all know what I’m talking about!..

This person 'hit the nail on the head'..

This person ‘hit the nail on the head’..

We are very lucky that CHAT www.chat-africa.org have done many  campaigns through out the area with mobile camel units, mainly promoting implants for 6 months and 5 years, and others, but there are many people who do not understand, and some do not like the idea so with Haller foundation’s www.haller.org support, addressing it the natural way, with beaded bracelets, and repro rulers that count the days and this is what we have achieved so far!!

Out in thefild… HARD TALKING!!  Rita our Nurse goes out into the field to support marys efforts in explaining the situation..

Out in the field… HARD TALKING!! Rita our Nurse goes out into the field to support Mary’s efforts in explaining the situation..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary explaining how it works, and why we are doing it!!

Mary explaining how it works, and why we are doing it!!

mary enjoying her work.. She has been trained in how to explain things, she herself knows the problems of too many children!.. She enjoys her work

mary enjoying her work.. She has been trained in how to explain things, she herself knows the problems of too many children!.. She enjoys her work

 

Mary Leorto

Mary Leorto

 

 

 

Mary heads out with the groups doing immunization and checking on baby health groups..She patiently sits down to explain the situation and the future.. The men are also fascinated, but need time to adjust to being seen listening!! Heres a lovely pic of Mary explaining the simple method, and their reactions!

 

a serious moment, to explain to these two men, all about it, as its up to them ultimately!!

a serious moment, to explain to these two men, all about it, as its up to them ultimately!!

 

mary has a good sense of humour and here shes doing a good job with these two men!

Mary has a good sense of humour and here she’s doing a good job with these two men!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latakwen center not far from our Milgis base has been our main focus with several meetings held on family planning.. Latakwen sprung up in the poaching days back in the 70s, it grew because there was an amazing bit of clean water seaping out of the ground, and from there they made a secret road through the Matthews to get the tusks out.. now its grown and grown, and as usual there are many people with no employment, or livestock, and plenty of babies..

latakwen dispensary is a always a hive of action.. a good place to target the ladies as they bring their children in for various ailments, and check ups!

latakwen dispensary is a always a hive of action.. a good place to target the ladies as they bring their children in for various ailments, and check ups!

 

Mary holds meetings here twice a week, with all the women that come from far and wide for shopping and to the dispensary..

 

 

 

All the women sit down and have a chat about the facts of life,every week at latakwen

All the women sit down and have a chat about the facts of life, every week at Latakwen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

every two months the Milgis scouts walk to Elkanto,  for a meeting to discuss all issues of conservation, community issues from their areas etc, and we are trying to give them the charge to take the family planning message home but many find it difficult to discuss in their communities!..

every two months the Milgis scouts walk to Elkanto, for a meeting to discuss all issues of conservation, and community problems from their areas etc, and we are trying to give them the charge to take the family planning message home but many find it difficult to discuss in their communities!..

Every two months we address the FP situation with the scouts, but it seems that they are finding it difficult to spread the word, so we will do a trip around the whole area with Mary for her to meet all the communities and have a chat about things..

Surprisingly the secondary school children are not finding it so difficult, probably because so many of them and their friends  have been affected, and have dropped out of school because of getting pregnant..

Surprisingly, the secondary school children are not finding it so difficult, probably because so many of them and their friends have been affected, and have dropped out of school because of getting pregnant..

Where there has been great success is with our secondary school children who all went back to school with rulers and bracelets and they all came back with positive results and plenty of interest from their class mates and teachers..

The boys at school have just as much been affected as the girls, by these pregnancy's, so this was a good report, I thought!

The boys at school have just as much been affected as the girls by these pregnancy’s, they really get into trouble at school, and with their families, so this was a good report, I thought!

 

This lad is perfectly happy to address the problem, and explain to his friends from school..

This lad is perfectly happy to address the problem, and explain to his friends from school..

As was this girl who got pregnant at school, and lost a year at school.. She was lucky to go back because her mother took charge of the child..

This girl who got pregnant at school, and lost a year is happy to talk facts!.. She was lucky to go back because her mother took charge of the child..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even better, I asked them all to write what they understood the work of the Milgis was and this is a few reports of what they thought about family planning!!! I thought we were talking to the wall but not abit of it!!

 

I thought this lad had some good thoughts and has taken it pretty seriously!!

I thought this lad had some good thoughts and has taken it pretty seriously!!

All rhese children went back to school excited about the discussions, because actually they are the ones who see for them selves more than their parents what is happening in the towns around Africa!..

All these children went back to school excited about the discussions, because actually they are the ones who see for them selves more than their parents what is happening in the towns around Africa!..

THANKS FOR LISTENING!!!!!!

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