• Short Summary

    THE FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE OF KENYA, MODELLED ON THE SERVICE PIONEERED IN AUSTRALIA, REWARDED A GROUP OF NAIROBI SCHOOLBOYS WITH FLIGHT IN ONE OF THEIR AIRCRAFT ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    THE FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE OF KENYA, MODELLED ON THE SERVICE PIONEERED IN AUSTRALIA, REWARDED A GROUP OF NAIROBI SCHOOLBOYS WITH FLIGHT IN ONE OF THEIR AIRCRAFT ON SATURDAY. THE BOYS, WHO BELONG TO THE INTERACT CLUB AT UPPER HILL SCHOOL, NAIROBI, HAD RAISED 1,400 KENYAN SHILLINGS (ABOUT GBP80 STERLING) FOR THE SERVICE BY SELLING BISCUITS AND SWEETS.

    AT THE TIME OF THE NAIROBI SHOW, THE HOUSE OF MANJI OFFERED THE FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE THE PROFIT FROM SALES AT ITS KIOSK AT JAMHURI PARK IF THE SERVICE COULD FIND THE PEOPLE TO MAN THE STAND. THE SERVICE APPROACHED THE UPPER HILL SCHOOL'S INTERACT CLUB, WHICH IS PART OF A WORLD-WIDE ROTARY-SPONSORED ORGANISATION OF YOUNG MEN AND YOUTHS DEDICATED TO SERVICE AND INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING.

    THE CLUB RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY TO THE SERVICE'S APPEAL AND PROVIDED A TEAM OF YOUNG MEMBERS TO MAN THE STALL. AS ALL THE BOYS WORKED EQUALLY HARD, IT WAS DECIDED BY THE SERVICE TO GIVE ALL 15 OF THEM FLIGHT AROUND NAIROBI THE "SPIRIT OF KIWANIS" -- AN AIRCRAFT PRESENTED TO THE SERVICE RECENTLY BY THE KIWANIS CLUB OF TORONTO, CANADA.

    THE KIWANIS CLUB BOUGHT THE PLANE WITH THE PROCEEDS OF A SPECIAL "WALK' STAGED BY 40,000 PEOPLE IN TORONTO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7UBKYRN0MFY1D9TH9EOH4MHG
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UBKYRN0MFY1D9TH9EOH4MHG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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