Encouraging Growth: Why Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital?

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Encouraging Growth: Why Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital?

Why is the Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital so vital to those living in the region of the Kimana Rift Valley? What makes it such a valuable resource in which to contribute resources of finances and time?

Dreamweaver International was created by Dr. Warren Bruhl for encouraging growth in the work that his parents, Ken and Sandy Taylor, had started in the Kimana Rift Valley working among the Maasai and other residents of the region 22 years ago. Due to lingering discrimination and lack of domestic support, the Masaai often find themselves without the resources to handle issues that arise in taking up the challenge of integrating into mainstream society.

Dreamweaver International desires to provide the following approach to offset this disparity:

Sign describing the Kimana School of Leadership and Professional Studies, Kimana, Kenya.

Sign describing the Kimana School of Leadership and Professional Studies, Kimana, Kenya.

  • educate the public about the culture and history of the Maasai
  • promote transformation within the Masaai culture
  • provide education and health care for the Kimana Rift Valley
  • develop positive methods of engagement through sports and arts

Due to the inflated value of the dollar in Kenya, the cost of providing these services is extremely inexpensive. Education has already been addressed through the establishment of a college, Kimana School of Leadership and Professional Studies (KSLPS), which addresses the following areas:

  • business skills
  • computer skills
  • early childhood education
  • seminary training 
KSPLS classroom waiting to be filled with students, Kimana, Kenya.

KSPLS classroom waiting to be filled with students, Kimana, Kenya.

Recognizing students who attend the college as the hope for tomorrow’s Kenya, graduates of KSLPS understand the methods, opportunities, and necessary skills to transform Kenya. Diversity is celebrated and enhances the quality of the educational experience. Lasting bonds of teamwork and collegiality are instilled between fellow students and professors. Responsible behavior and acting with a conduct of high moral standard are tenets students learn and practice on their path to success.

Dr. Warren Bruhl, Melissa Ripp, and Dr. Scott Smith at Amboseli Bush Camp, an outreach of Mount Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital, December 2012.

Dr. Warren Bruhl, Melissa Ripp, and Dr. Scott Smith at Amboseli Bush Camp, an outreach of Mount Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital, December 2012.

Having established KSLPS as a mechanism for growth in the area, Ken and Sandy Taylor turned to the medical needs of the community, which are considerable. Currently, there is no facility in the region providing trauma and emergency care to its citizens. Often patients must travel on motorcycle 80 miles or more to receive desperately needed care. Dreamweaver International sought for a way to correct the situation through establishing a modern and fully equipped hospital in the Kimana Rift Valley that will provide services to half a million patients from a 250 square mile area.

Dr. Warren Bruhl providing chiropractic care at Amboseli Bush Camp, December 2012.

Dr. Warren Bruhl providing chiropractic care at Amboseli Bush Camp, December 2012.

Mount Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital desires to commit to the following aspirations:

  • provide quality health care to the community regardless of economic status, tribe, or religion
  • provide excellent medical care in a safe environment, free of corruption and discrimination
  • participate in the education of community health care workers
  • expand services to meet the medical needs of the growing community

Encouraging growth through providing necessary resources increases the opportunity of the Masaai and others in the region of the Kimana Rift Valley to face the challenges of integrating into modern day culture without losing cultural values. Tackling the health care needs of the residents afflicted by serious life threatening diseases, lack of pre-natal care, manual therapy, medications, and infectious diseases, Mount Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital will provide opportunity for engaging with the Masaai in a comprehensive way.

Dr. Jeff Kahrs providing chiropractic care, Kimana, Kenya, December 2013.

Dr. Jeff Kahrs providing chiropractic care, Kimana, Kenya, December 2013.

How are individuals like Dr. Jeff Kahrs joining Dr. Warren Bruhl and getting involved in the fundraising process? What are ways people can support this effort? How will it feel to be participate in encouraging growth in a culture in another country?

For further information on how you can make an incredible impact on the Maasai in the Kimana Rift Valley of Kenya by contributing to the Mount Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital, contact Dr. Warren Bruhl via email: dr.bruhl@dreamweaver911.org or other members of  the Board through Dreamweaver International.

 

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