A 3rd Bridge Built in the Masai Mara, Kenya
After the success of the first 2 bridges built in 2022, we have just completed the build of the third. Our Kenya team, in collaboration with Bridging the Gap Africa, have built a 40m (131ft) suspended footbridge at Nkoilale village over the Ormeroe River in aid of Nkoilale School.
Over 700 children who commute back and forth from Nkoilale school are now able to safely access education without interruption and over 4,000 community members will benefit; in particular women can now access maternity services even during rainy season when the river is fast flowing. They can also have reliable access to the market to sell their beadwork, produce and other products. We are now looking to plant indigenous trees, through our Conservation Roots program, adjacent to the bridge to protect the riverine vegetation.
“WOW, the bridge is one of the best ever built in the Mara. Thanks a million times Great Plains” – Stephen Nkoitoi. Member of Nkoilale community
The Great Plains team supported the materials for the bridge, the site surveys, food and water for the labourers, operational support and more in partnership with Harmon Parker at Bridging the Gap Africa, Bobby Reese Engineer, Chris and Beth and Leibfried Engineers & Builders.
“In the past children would have to miss school during the rainy season when the water levels were dangerously high, now they can continue their education without interruption”.