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.
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.
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.
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.