Kerri Kelly, Country Director for GOAL Kenya, was a passenger on 5Y-MAE to Marsabit in February. Having been in post since mid-October last year, this was her second visit to her colleagues working in northern Kenya.Founded in 1977 following work on the streets of Calcutta, GOAL has since impacted the lives of people in over 50 countries worldwide. The organisation has been operating in Kenya since 1983, when it started in response to a drought across the Horn of Africa and influxes of refugees. GOAL's work focusses on 'ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare and education'.GOAL implements activities in Nairobi and Marsabit in 4 key programme areas:
Protection and Empowerment: Education and support to schools, social and economic support to extremely vulnerable children and youth;Health: community health and HIV;WASH: water, sanitation and hygiene;Livelihoods: vocational training and market support.GOAL mainstreams child protection, environment, gender, and HIV throughout its interventions.
Read more: GOAL – Tackling Violence with Sports
Over half of the 250-300 airstrips that MAF serves in Papua New Guinea have some level of mobile phone service. At some of the airstrips, a mobile phone signal can only be accessed by climbing to the top of a hill at the end of the runway. Although this level of mobile phone service isn't ideal, the community is happy to have at least some sort of access to a mobile phone service.Many remote communities however are still unable to access a mobile phone signal, so they rely on HF radios to contact MAF and arrange flights or medevacs. A HF radio is an expensive piece of equipment though, requiring specialist knowledge to install. Thankfully MAF Technology Services (locally known as Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship or CRMF) are available to come to the rescue!
MAF Technology Services focus on sharing the love of God through technology. They have well-trained members of staff who go out to remote bush communities and install HF radios. Once the HF radios are installed, the MAF Technology Services headquarter in Goroka listens to the radio frequencies 24 hours a day and relay any medevac requests to MAF.
Read more: Yapsie has a Radio!
Managers, Tree Tops Lodge, Cairns.
Pray for guests staying at Tree Tops for medical rehabilitation. Pray for healing and strength in Gods perfect timing. Praise for gift of new life as another family stays at Tree Tops to have a baby.
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