|Justyna and Jack our health project volunteers at the opening|
|The event was packed with people from all around to show their support|
Among the guests for the day’s opening celebrations were local officials from around Shimoni.
Also invited and kindly attending were officials from surrounding areas such as; The District Health Officer for Msambweni (the Kenyan district containing Shimoni Village), Medical professionals from Aga Khan Health Service in Mombasa and an international guest medical doctor who has been working closely with Kenya to further develop health services.
After the presentations were completed and all the presenters had finished, we were kindly asked to stay for lunch as well! We were served up healthy and hearty portions of Rice 'Pilau' with 'Katchumbari'. This amazingly tasty dish is a traditional, local favourite of the Kenyan coastline. In plain English for those of us who can’t yet master Swahili (me), Pilau is heavily spiced/seasoned rice and Katchumbari is a combination of fresh red onions and tomatoes with an oil/vinegar dressing.Yum! And thus the day’s presentation was complete, our bellies were filled with delicious food and we were invited to take a look at the furnished CCC office - another great day on the GVI Kenyan Shimoni Health Project.