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Fifty Computers to Schools in Kenya

In today's world computer skills are more and more an essential skill. Many who have no opportunity to have computer training are left behind in our technologically advancing world, especially the students of so called third world countries which include many African countries.   full story...

Donating More Medical Equipment

Loreshow health clinic is located in one of the poorest areas of Nairobi suburbs. On the side of the main building a few forty foot containers attached together provide extra space needed for the medical staff and the patients.   full story...

Container of Wheelchairs to Africa

In our last newsletter we informed you about our ongoing work with disabled people in Africa. Over the last few years, my interactions with these people, as well as the information I learned from disabled associations and health officers, has help me a great deal to understand the severity and complexity of these problems. Unofficial statistics paint a grim picture of the lives of these unfortunate people.   full story...

Healthcare for the Poor

Imagine how it would feel if you were to be sick and could not get medical care and you had to suffer day after day for a long period of time because you don't have money to pay for medicine. There are so many people on this planet who cannot afford medical care, the fee for doctors, money for medicine, a hospital stay or transportation to health care centers and so on.   full story...

School Renovation Project in Nairobi

A year ago I visited the Loreshow Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya. When I first entered the classrooms it was a big surprise. The roof was leaking, ceilings were falling down and there were pot holes on the floor. It not only looked bad it looked dangerous. As I toured the school, one room after the another, they all looked the same.   full story...

Global Peace Award for Bhante Wimala

On Sat. Sept 8, 2007 I attended the 4th annual Stand for Peace event in Philadelphia, PA. to accept the Global Peace Award on behalf of Venerable Bhante Wimala. Started after 9/11 to focus attention on peace, this event is sponsored by the Center for Peace in partnership with the Metropolitan Christian Council of Philadelphia to honor those within the city and within the world who most exemplify peace.   full story...

It Touched My Heart

As you know I make several visits to Africa each year in order to participate in essential humanitarian projects. In April 2007 I spent a week in Kenya visiting rural villages and towns assisting those who are in need. We donated 10 more wheelchairs this time which were sponsored by Buddhist Mahavihara of Malaysia. There are many experiences that touch me deeply as I tread the paths less traveled or those that have not been traveled at all by international humanitarian organizations.   full story...

Update from Kenya

Dear Friends and students,

Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya.

I am writing to tell you about the summer and my current projects here.

We give many gifts in so many ways. We give gifts to show our gratitude, thankfulness, or love; to make another happy. When you give something unconditionally, such a gift can make the giver as happy as the receiver.   full story...

Meeting the Vice President of Kenya

The Vice President of Kenya is the second highest executive official in the Kenyan government. Bhante Wimala met with the Vice-President of Kenya, Hon. Moody Awori, in his office of Vice President and The Ministry of Home Affairs in Nairobi in May 2007. Since the Vice President is the patron of the Disabled Association of Kenya and is involved with projects to improve the lives of disabled people, the meeting was mutually beneficial.   full story...

Humanitarian Award from the Members of Parliament in Kenya

“The impact of Venerable Bhante Wimala's humanitarian work has changed the lives of many Kenyans. His work has transformed many people and given them hope. We all are grateful to Bhante Wimala for his compassionate heart and the extraordinary and difficult work he has done to help our people. We are very happy to offer him this cup of honor on behalf of our people.” - Members of Kenya Parliament   full story...