Project information

Emergency Vehicles for Kenya

Out of Afrika has sourced more used fire engines from the UK to help equip the charity's ICT Fire and Disaster project in Kenya.Out of Afrika aim is to ensure that the country has the capacity to deal with a disaster response which continue to threaten the lives and property of many Kenyans.

2-5 years

Charity information: Out Of Afrika

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  • Need

    Need

    In the recent past, Kenya has suffered various deadly disasters that have claimed lives of many Kenyans among them the 1998 US Embassy Nairobi bomb blast, the 2008 post-election violence, Sachangwan fuel tanker fire, Sinai slum fire and many others though not much has been done to improve the nature of disaster preparedness and management.
    These disasters have had a big toll on many lives.

    Solution

    In an effort to provide appropriate emergency response and training in life threatening situations the charity has set up a training centre to train, educate and raise awareness about disasters, health and safety in order to reduce the suffering caused and minimise the risks associated with these man made and natural disasters.
    The charity currently has 8 fire engines in Kenya working with other organisations like fire aid (UK) fire aid and has created employment for 40 people in Kenya.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To initially ship 4 more UK used Fire Engines to Kenya and to have 20 in total at ICT College, Kenya

    Activities

    » Fundraising activities and request for sponsorship in the UK

    Success will be facilitating the fire engines at ICT Fire & Rescue Centre and equipping them ready to send them out into the community to provide emergency response services


    Aim 2

    To improve facilities and equipment at the Emergency Response training centre in Thika, Kenya.

    Activities

    » Source good quality equipment from the UK and USA to ensure ICT Fire and Rescue are offering the best training facilities in Kenya

    Success will be equipping staff at the ICT Fire & Rescue Centre with good quality equipment & training facilities, preparing them to respond efficiently to emergencies


  • Impact

    Impact

    The fire engines are used to provide emergency response to companies and the community and also offer free emergency services to the poor and vulnerable communities within the training centre environment. There is great need for used fire engine to assist with emergency response training and for helping the community living in extremely difficult areas that are hard for the government backed services to reach during an emergency.

    Risk

    The breakdown and repairs of the Fire Engines could affect the project and their availability to respond to emergencies within the community. Out of Afrika have established ICT College in the same compound as ICT Fire and Rescue Centre which hosts vehicle mechanics courses and employs staff to deal with breakdowns and repairs to vehicles.

    Reporting

    Funders of this project will receive reports and photos of the Fire Engines in the local community. They will also receive ICT Fire and Rescue newsletters and updates will be available on the website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 Shipping Shipping Fire Engine 1 to Kenya
      £4,000 Shipping Shipping Fire Engine 2 to Kenya
      £4,000 Shipping Shipping Fire Engine 3 to Kenya
      £4,000 Shipping Shipping Fire Engine 4 to Kenya
      £2,000 Equipment Additional uniform and fire safety equipment
      £2,000 Training Improving training facilities at ICT College
  • Background

    Location

    The project will be based in Thika.Out Of Afrika (OOA) began in 1996 working at grass root level with local communities in and around the Thika District and other parts of Kenya.The charity grew out of a need to respond to the desperate plight of orphaned, disabled and disadvantaged children who live without basic amenities and can’t afford an education with a Child Sponsorship program.ICT Fire and Rescue serves the same community and further afield offering fire safety education and training

    Beneficiaries

    In the recent past, Kenya has suffered various deadly disasters that have claimed lives of many Kenyans among them the 1998 US Embassy Nairobi bomb blast, the 2008 post-election violence, Sachangwan fuel tanker fire,Sinai slum fire and many others though not much has been done to improve the nature of disaster preparedness & management.Thika has a population of 139,853 which is growing rapidly, as is the entire greater Nairobi area.Our aim is to train,educate & raise awareness to the community

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Out of Afrika's aim is to ensure that the country has the capacity to deal with a disaster response which continue to threaten the lives and property of many Kenyans.The charity currently has 8 fire engines in Kenya working with other organisations like Fire Aid (UK) and has created employment for 40 people in Kenya.
    ICT Fire & Rescue is the only purpose built fire and first aid training college that has been established in Thika and has recently received an award for their training.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Desmond Nganga

    UK Project Manager

    Kerry Lewis

    UK Project Administrator

ICT Fire and Rescue in the community

ICT Fire and Rescue in the community

£4000

Will ship 1 Fire Engine to Kenya