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Richard Speaks To The Rotarians!
August 2015

Hucknall Rotarians were captivated by the latest inspirational speaker that addressed their weekly meeting at the Horse and Groom Linby.

Local joiner Richard Channer told how a chance conversation with a friend who was involved in a little-known charity, The Nasio Trust, led to him going out to Western Kenya for 8 days in 2012 to help renovate an Orphanage Day Centre. What Richard experienced on that first visit really changed his life and he has returned each year, along with a small team of tradesmen, to make a huge difference in the lives of children who have lost their parents through the HIV pandemic.

The Nasio Trust supports nearly 400 children living in deep poverty and with poor healthcare provision running two day care centres that care for young children providing food, education and healthcare.

Currently the children of Musanda have a 15 kilometre walk to reach healthcare. Lives have been lost that could have been save had there been better access to medical care and so the latest Nasio Trust project that Mr Channer is involved with is to build a medical centre which will certainly save many lives

“We were enthralled by Richard’s determination and vision to be involved in such a rural and deprived area of Kenya” Kevin Rostance

Hucknall President Kevin Rostance said, “ We were enthralled by Richard’s determination and vision to be involved in such a rural and deprived area of Kenya and his willingness to use his skills to help construct facilities that have such a sustainable impact on the lives of Kenyan children that we will be exploring ways of how Hucknall Rotary Club can support Richard in this tremendous and deserving project.”

President Kevin Rostance is pictured with Richard Channer alongside a display of photographs from Musanda, Kenya.

This story is listed in: About Nasio, Achievements, Fund-raiser stories, Projects

"I had no hope of being educated but now have the chance to access education, food, clothing and medication. I will work hard and dream to become a builder, to construct homes for people who don’t have shelter."
Saidi Makokha (aged 9 – supported by Nasio)

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