BATUK volunteer to spruce up Kenyan dispensary

BATUK at Arijiju Dispensary
The BATUK volunteers outside the Arijiju Dispensary. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

The British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) have taken part in a community engagement programme where they work in partnership to support the local community,  Kenya Red Cross Society and County Government of Laikipia – Department of Health.

BATUK at Arijiju Dispensary
BATUK at the Arijiju Dispensary. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Special Infantry volunteers worked to clear the Arijiju Dispensary of bats and termites, repaired the collapsing roof, provided beds and shelving for the maternity ward, dug disposal pits and repaired water harvesting. They finished off with giving the building a clean coat of paint.

BATUK inside the Arijiju Dispensary they were volunteering at. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

One highlight of the day was for the volunteers joining the local community for an traditional thank-you ceremony. The Royal Scots Borderers (1 SCOTS) even brought a touch of Scotland in the form of pipes and drums, successfully mixing Maasai and Scottish cultures.

BATUK at Arijiju Dispensary
BATUK join in with a thank you ceremony after helping out at the Arijiju Dispensary. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

This wasn’t the first time in recent weeks that BATUK has supported charitable causes. Over the weekend, BATUK were supporting the Tusk Safaricom Marathon, distributing water at the half way point across the Lewa Conservancy. The previous weekend, they played in the two-day Rhino Cricket Tournament in Laikipia.

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