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2016 fish release coho-chumJerry Polley of Discovery Alternative High School and his students, along with several members of the Rotary Club of Port Orchard and Navy FLCPS Fuels Department released Coho and Chum Salmon fry into Beaver Ck., on Wednesday and Thursday totalling ~70k into Beaver Creek next to the brown & white "Beaver Creek" just past the intersection with Hilldale Road.
Jerry said ot the operation, "Great team effort for sure. we released the balance of the fry into Beaver Ck., totalling ~70k. Hopefully a few of them will make it back one day! Our students really benefit from the opportunity to participate in service based learning and they notice the power of collaboration. Congratulations on another successful release and thanks again for reacting on such a short notice. I really appreciate the great collaborative relationship we have with everyone involved in this project. Many thanks for your exceptional support. Speaking of which, the hatchery team is badly needing new incubation trays in the hatchery."

What a day we had!  36 families with 110 children that were all overwhelmed.  Lots of tears and hugs.  All of you can be proud of the job you accomplished.  There are a lot of people that deserve a big thank you, but in particular, Colleen Smith and Tammy Wilson.  We certainly would not had had such a successful day without them.  And all the volunteers who showed up Saturday, probably our best turnout ever. 

The video from this morning's meeting can be viewed online at
I reproduced it below for ease of viewing.

When Collin was in the USA he spoke to quite a few Rotary clubs.  Here is his presentation to the East Bremerton Rotary Club. The presentation is about 36 minutes.


The Power of Education - Evening meeting at Everybody's - 5:30 PM

The presenter for our 22 Sept meeting is a young man that I have been working with for the past 15 months developing and getting approved by Rotary International a $102,300 Global Grant. He is a remarkable young man who overcame tremendous obstacles to get an education in East Pokot, Kenya. The literacy rate there is 4% because the people are pastoralists(goat and cattle herders). Education is not valued by adults and 60% of the children never attend school. Collins is the only known university graduate out of the 155,000 Pokot people. His father has 6 wives and has fathered 14 children. All of his family including his parents are illiterate. His dad did not want him to be educated and provided no support whatsoever for his education. Through perseverance he graduated at the top of his class in primary/secondary schools and received scholarships for his University education.
Here's the spotlight article from the Kitsap Sun on our own Rotary member Bob Cairn's efforts to get the Raspberry Pi distributed to some of the world's poorest students in East Pokot, Kenya.


ImageSpecial dinner meeting at the Port Orchard Eagles honoring the representative of the partner agency in the international project we are sponsoring in Kenya.  The Port Orchard Club is providing monetary support for an International Educational Project in Baringo County of Kenya.  This area has a 96% illiteracy rate as the majority of people live a pastoral life with their primary occupation of being a herder.  This project is being executed by Hifadhi Africa Organization(HAO).  

About Hifadhi Africa Organization

Hifadhi Africa Organization is a fully registered Kenyan based NGO that aims at offering sustainable equal educational opportunities mainly through the provision of scholarships supported by mentorship and enhancement of educational facilities. Our mentorship program covers a wide range of issues that seeks to enlighten and nurture young minds on the importance of community social responsibility and social entrepreneurship.

The Genesis of H.A.O.

During their campus years as undergraduate students at United States International University, Collins Nakedi, Jovenal Nsengimana & Charles Mwakio voluntarily engaged themselves in various community development projects that aligned them towards a common vision beyond friendship to create a platform focused on sustaining Africa and in April 2013 Hifadhi Africa Organization came to birth. This was after examining the African societal challenges that they hoped via HAO will shape the future of Africa through sustainable development. 

Purpose of H.A.O

To be a solution to some of the issues that the people of Baringo, Marsabit and Nairobi Counties undergo through the provision of critical services that are dragging them behind when the rest of he country is moving towards vision 2030- an economic blueprint that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment.

For more information on Hifadhi Africa Organization, please see thier website at

Oct 25, 2016
John Clauson, Executive Director
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Joanne Croghan
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