On the the 13th November Elaine Bannon will be coming to speak to The Rotary Club of Newbridge. All are welcome
Elaine is originally from Dublin, Ireland and left her job and comfortable lifestyle to live and work in Rombo, Kenya as an unpaid NGO worker (non governmental organisation) in 2002. Elaine was already very aware of the plight of the African people but only when she first visited Kenya and witnessed the extreme poverty for herself did she decide to try and help by joining the Maasai community. Four years later by working with the local Maasai men and women, Elaine has adapted to her role as a teacher, project manager, builder and doctor and has been heavily involved in fundraising and subsequently building small schools, medical clinics and water wells.
In 2010 Elaine was awarded with the Order of the Grand Warrior which is the highest honour the President of Kenya can give for humanitarian endeavour and the first non-Kenyan to be given this honour. ... See MoreSee Less