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27Jun/18
George teaching on harvesting Artemisia and taking cuttings during Natural Medicines seminar May 2018

November 2018 Natural Medicines Seminar

November 2018 Natural Medicines Training Seminar in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

REAP and anamed Kenya are planning to conduct another Natural Medicines Training Seminar at the end of November 2018 at the Subiaco Centre in Karen, a suburb of Nairobi.

The Aims

The aims of the November 2018 Natural Medicines Training Seminar are to train people (healers, pastors, missionaries, health workers, teachers and others active in the community) in:

  • The recognition, knowledge, and cultivation of several medicinal plants in a medicinal garden.
  • The hygienic production of effective Natural Medicines from these plants, e.g. teas, different medicinal oils and ointments and tinctures. We will also produce different medicinal soaps, medicinal charcoal, black stones for scorpion stings and snake bites and learn how to use several simple technologies.
  • The treatments of many medical complaints and diseases, including malaria, skin problems, diarrhoea, HIV/AIDS, and wounds.
  • The influence of good nutrition and lifestyle on health.
Photo of George teaching on taking Artemisia cuttings at a Natural Medicines Training Seminar

George teaching on taking Artemisia cuttings

Sr Francisca shows plants in her garden to other participants during Natural Medicines seminar May 2018

Sr Francisca shows plants in her garden to other participants during Natural Medicines seminar May 2018

The Expectations

Following the seminar, we expect the participants to be able to:

  • create their own garden of medicinal plants,
  • prepare their own natural medicines,
  • treat themselves, their families and others within their area of competence, and
  • teach their families, colleagues, and others in their communities

 

Seminar Details

Where: Subiaco Centre,  Karen, a suburb of Nairobi. This is a Roman Catholic centre run by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters, with self-contained rooms, a beautiful ambiance, and a well established medicinal garden. It is located about 2 km from Karen centre along Windy Ridge.

Date: 4 pm on Sunday 18th November – 2 pm Saturday 24th November 2018.

Cost: KSh 38,000/- or equivalent for the one-week seminar.
(This is an all-inclusive price, and includes food, accommodation, books, some seeds, a T-shirt, a poster and all seminar materials, but excludes transport to and from the venue. Any insurance required remains the responsibility of the participant)

Tutors: Rev Rosalia Oyweka, Dr. Roger Sharland, and Pst George Matengo.

 

Contact Details

If you are interested in attending please contact: 

REAP Administrator: Mrs Anne Sigei

Email: reapke@gmail.com

Phone: +254 (0)707 495709 or +254 (0)722 737429.

 ** Book soon to reserve a place!

Download Invitation

To download a pdf of an invitation to this seminar, please click here:

Letter of invitation to the November 2018 Natural Medicines Seminar

10Jan/18
Teching on making ointments

April 2018 Natural Medicines Training Seminar

April 2018 Natural Medicines Training Seminar in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

REAP and anamed Kenya are planning to conduct another Natural Medicines Training Seminar at the end of April 2018 in Karen, a suburb of Nairobi.

The Aims

The aims of the April 2018 Natural Medicines Training Seminar are to train people (healers, pastors, missionaries, health workers, teachers and others active in the community) in:

  • The recognition, knowledge and cultivation of several medicinal plants in a medicinal garden.
  • The hygienic production of effective Natural Medicines from these plants, e.g. teas, different medicinal oils and ointments and tinctures. We will also produce different medicinal soaps, medicinal charcoal, black stones for scorpion stings and snake bites and learn how to use several simple technologies.
  • The treatments of many medical complaints and diseases, including malaria, skin problems, diarrhoea, HIV/AIDS and wounds.
  • The influence of good nutrition and lifestyle on health.
Photo of George teaching on taking Artemisia cuttings at a Natural Medicines Training Seminar

George teaching on taking Artemisia cuttings

Wilimina teaching on making medicinal charcoal from groundnut shells at a Natural Medicines Training Seminar

Wilimina teaching on making medicinal charcoal from groundnut shells

The Expectations

Following the seminar, we expect the participants to be able to:

  • create their own garden of medicinal plants,
  • prepare their own natural medicines,
  • treat themselves, their families and others within their area of competence, and
  • teach their families, colleagues and others in their communities

 

Seminar Details

Where: Subiaco Centre,  Karen, a suburb of Nairobi.
This is a Roman Catholic centre run by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters, with self contained rooms, a beautiful ambiance and a well established medicinal garden. It is located about 2 km from Karen centre along Windy Ridge.

Date: 4pm on Sunday 29th April – 2pm Saturday 5th May 2018.

Cost: KSh 38,000/- or equivalent for the one week seminar.
(This is an all inclusive price, and includes food, accommodation, books, some seeds, a T shirt, a poster and all seminar materials, but excludes transport to and from the venue. Any insurance required remains the responsibility of the participant)

Tutors: Rev Rosalia Oyweka and Dr Roger Sharland, assisted by Pst George Matengo.

 

Contact Details

If you are interested in attending please contact: 

REAP Administrator: Mrs Anne Sigei

Email: reapke@gmail.com

Phone: +254 (0)707 495709 or +254 (0)722 737429.

 ** Book soon to reserve a place!

Download Invitation

To download a pdf of an invitation to this seminar, please click here:

Letter of invitation to the Apr-May 2018 Natural Medicines Seminar

13Jan/16

Natural Medicine message spreads to Diocese of Juba

Nydia Wilson Lupai, who works with the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan as Mothers’ Union Community and Development Coordinator, Diocese of Juba, attended A Seminar in Natural Medicine with REAP in February, 2014 in Nairobi. Since the training she has been very active in making natural medicinal products and in training others in Juba. In October 2015 she organized a Training of Trainers for eighteen (18) Mothers’ Union members from Juba Diocese. They were trained on using Moringa Oleifera leaves and seeds, making chili ointment, using Euclayptus leaves and making medicinal charcoal from groundnut shells and their benefits. Among the trained members were the Patron Deborah Daniel Deng, the Director of Health, teachers, nurses as well ordinary citizens.
 
Participants in the Oct 2015 training in Juba (comp)

Participants in the Oct 2015 training in Juba

Participants making Eucalyptus oil - the MU patron on the left (comp)

Participants making Eucalyptus oil – the MU patron on the left

22May/14

Contact Details Changing

Dear All

As of this month, the contact details for REAP are changing. Our postal address is now:
10 Bourne Road, Pangbourne RG8 7JS
Email address: enquiries@reapuk.org

These changes are the result of Cheryl and Andrew Twigger stepping down after many years of faithful service to REAP, Cheryl as trustee and writer of the Newsletter and Andrew as our financial adviser.

Sad as we are to lose Cheryl and Andrew, we are delighted to let you know that Jenny Nhau (nee Sharland) will be taking over the newsletter and general communications and her husband, Tich Nhau, will be providing financial advice. You will be hearing more from them I am sure in the May newsletter.

On behalf of Roger and Jos and the remaining trustees, Harry Hogg, Paul Fountain, Veronica Hindle and myself, Ruth Hampton, I would like to thank you for your prayerful support for REAP, many of you since it started in 1999. Hopefully some of you will be able to arrange to meet up with Roger and Jos on their visit to the UK this July and August.

Yours in Christ,

Ruth

19Jul/13

Help Farmers in Kenya Reap a Better Harvest

Help farmers in Kenya reap a better harvest by supporting REAP this Harvest Season

REAP works with poor farmers in western Kenya, teaching them how to look after their land using locally available resources, so as to get more reliable yields and better output for their work. Our main focus is on caring for the soil so it is not washed away by erosion or burnt by the hot sun, and teaching on how to increase soil fertility in various ways including incorporating the right trees in the farm. We are actively promoting Vetiver grass to control soil erosion, as well as planting of both leguminous trees and leguminous cover crops. We also promote the use of animal manure, and particularly the value of dairy goats for providing manure as well as milk. With the challenges of climate change we have started challenging farmers to grow those crops that are more suitable for the less predictable conditions we now have. Our strategy is to motivate people from the Bible by working with creation and thinking of others, and when people are challenged by having teaching that they can put into practice from their own labour and resources.

Here are some examples of what contributions to REAP can achieve (numbers in brackets refer to the pictures:

  • £9 will buy 10 litres of fuel for a motorbike enabling our staff to reach farmers where they are.
  • £20 will buy a tent for drying vegetables including Moringa as well as natural medicines (1. Pastor Ben by a tent with Moringa leaves drying)
  • £40 will cover the cost of a set of tools for a tree nursery. (2. A tree nursery by Lake Victoria)
  • £50 can pay for the rent of a piece of land for a year so that a community can multiply up Vetiver grass for sharing in the community (3. A Vetiver grass nursery for the community)
  • £60 will pay for a part time extension worker taking our teaching to the farmers for a month (4. Bishop Silas, one of our extension team with his Vetiver Grass hedge)
  • £65 will cover the printing cost of 1,000 leaflets which we produce on both Biblical and technical topics
  • £100 can provide a young dairy goat to a family (5. A dairy goat with her feed in a simple house)
  • £120 can cover the cost of displaying our teaching ideas to farmers at an open day at the Agricultural Training Centre (6. REAP stand at the climate change conference)
  • £240 will cover the cost of a participant at a week’s intensive residential training including materials to take home after the training (7. A practical session during a training seminar)

For more information contact Dr Roger Sharland on reapke@gmail.com