Tegla Leroupe’s 6th Peace Race in Kapenguria

On 14th November marathon runner Tegla Leroupe had her 6th Peace Race in Kapenguria (Kenya). Over 3000 runners came and even from the neighboring country Uganda people participated. Currently an Italian delegation of workers (friends from the Italian World Harmony Run) is gathering together to make a trip to Tegla’s new school to finish the electric installation. So the school will open end of January 2011. (Photo by Daulot)

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Container with humanitarian aid material arrived in Kenya

More than half a year ago the Swiss kidstokids organization, part of the International humanitarian help organization “The Oneness-Heart Tears and Smiles” packed a container filled with school supplies donated by various organizations and schools in Switzerland as well as packages that were collected by children from Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Finland, for their little Kenyan brothers and sisters. It all started with a run at the Bodensee in Northern Switzerland, where “kidstokids” inspired some school teachers to organize a run with the children and afterwards collect items for the packages. After a long journey and months of waiting in Nairobi they got the needed papers and permissions from the Government and the Custom Authorities and the container was recently brought to the Rhein-Valley Hospital in Kasambara-Nakuru, Kenya. Tomorrow the hospital crew will start unloading the school banks and chairs that will be given to Tegla Loroupe for her Peace School in Kapenguria. Marathon runner and  Peace  Run organizer Tegla came to Switerland several times to promote the cause of the needy people in Kenya. All the crew members are looking forward to this because it is a special day for them. Not every day do they get a container full of goods they normally only dream of. Get continuous news coverage of the events in Kenya on the daily updated blog Rhein-Valley Hospital News. See also my interview with Tegla Loroupe posted on August 31, here on this Blog.