Crossroads conference 2013

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July 16 to 21 Noracta was present with a stand at the Crossroads conference (Korsvei Festival) in Seljord. This was a great experience with lots of good and meaningful encounters with people of all ages. We managed to present our work in many ways through our stand. To get in direct contact with so many great people gives great joy and inspiration in the work. It was particularly inspiring to meet such great interest in our work with Hans Nilsen Hauge values ​​in today’s Kenya. We thank Crossroad who gave us this opportunity and everyone who took the time to visit our stand in Seljord. We look back on the days at Crossroad with great gratitude and blessing in many ways.

Flowing water in the taps


Finally came flowing water in the taps in Kaputei. After nearly 16 months with funding,
engineering, drilling and fitting, it was party time. Sunday 10th February was a great feast for the Maasai living around Kaputei. The day, as for many signifies the end of long water rides and hard toil for their daily water to 700 people and 3000 animals. For us it was the end of a water project, which was the beginning of a new era in their life. No wonder it was a thanksgiving service lasting for many hours. The service was ended with the official opening and commissioning of the well. Some small adjustments remain until completion of the work. But February 10, 2013 was a historic day for many. The water flowing in taps and some tears of joy also flowed this day. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this project. The Maasai were dancing for you.
You can see a short video from the project by clicking here.

Video from the project. Click hear

Teachers training


Saturday, February 16th, 12 teachers and 5 school owners attended pedagogical training. The main topic of the day was simple teaching methods at low cost. This was a “how to do” course where everyone had to participate and test the methods. There was a lot of fun and laughter. The enthusiasm was great and motivation to win came fast forward when we played various math games. As one appropriately said, “In Norway, they are rich, but they make things so simple and understandable. We are poor and make things so complicated.” So perhaps this day brought a little more practical teaching into our schools. The focus that day was that the children learn with their whole body, both in reading, writing and arithmetic. Some of this we already saw during the school visits a week afterwards.

New regional groups

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It grows well in Nairobi’s slums. The legacy of Hauge spreads so that more people are sharing in the work and the vision. The last two years we have grown from 7 to 12 regional training groups at 12 different locations in the slums. These regional groups are the core of our work. They meet monthly to study the Bible and other relevant topics. This is where the daily work runs with all its joys and challenges. We therefore see this growth as a major and important growth in the work.