Kenya Fluorspar Company » Our Community http://www.kenyafluorspar.com The leading fluorspar mining company in the East Africa and foreign exchange earner for Kenya Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:52:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Victorious KCPE class of 2015 http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2016/01/victorious-kcpe-class-of-2015/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2016/01/victorious-kcpe-class-of-2015/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:43:30 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=765 ‘Hard work pays,’ so they say. The KCPE class of 2015 proved its academic potential when it shattered the school record set in 2013 (341.42), romping home with a mean score of 352.36 up from 336.04 in 2014, the highest since the inception of the school. All the 5 subjects registered an improvement with social […]

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‘Hard work pays,’ so they say. The KCPE class of 2015 proved its academic potential when it shattered the school record set in 2013 (341.42), romping home with a mean score of 352.36 up from 336.04 in 2014, the highest since the inception of the school. All the 5 subjects registered an improvement with social studies/CRE coming tops in the Keiyo South sub-county with a mean score of 74.50 and English second with 75.86.

To celebrate this achievement, the evening of 19th January 2016 saw the Fluorspar family excitedly converge for a Thanks/Prize Giving ceremony like no other. The former pupils’ joy knew no bounds when they jubilantly received the MD Kenya Fluorspar Company, Mr. Nico Spangenberg, with a chant and a group hugs. It is in the quote ‘Enthusiasm is the Engine of success……..’ by Ralf Waldo that we attribute our success to him being a very enthusiastic personality in matters academic in conjunction with Kenya Fluorspar Management team, the school Board of Management, Parents Teachers Association and school staff.

In his speech, he congratulated the 2015 KCPE class and appreciated all who played a role in realization of the achievement not forgetting to remind them to go forth and pursue their education with zeal and confidence.

Each of them walked away with a prize with the subject teachers receiving a surprise cash token and certificate of commendation.

To celebrate with the class were Board of Management and Parents teachers Association members, school staff and some pupils. To crown the day, everyone was treated to a scrumptious dinner after spiritual nourishment, entertainment and speeches from other guests.

Kudos class of 2015! You made us all proud with your success and determination.

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Isaac Kibiwott Chelal http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2016/01/isaac-kibiwott-chelal/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2016/01/isaac-kibiwott-chelal/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 06:52:13 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=761 Isaac an 18 year old male student from Kapkono and studying at Kimwarer Secondary School was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2009. He was then operated and again operated in 2014. In October 2015 the doctors realized a recurrence of the tumor and referred him to Cancer Care Centre MP Shah Hospital Nairobi for […]

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Isaac an 18 year old male student from Kapkono and studying at Kimwarer Secondary School was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2009. He was then operated and again operated in 2014. In October 2015 the doctors realized a recurrence of the tumor and referred him to Cancer Care Centre MP Shah Hospital Nairobi for specialized treatment.

Coming from a very humble background and parents struggling to fend for their siblings, the family could not afford the cost of treatment that amounted to a total of over Ksh. 420,000/= ( Four Hundred and twenty thousand) being medical, travel, food and accommodation costs for patient and a care giver for a period of 6 weeks.

The family approached the company for assistance and this was acceded to in the spirit of caring for its needy neighbors and in line with the Company social responsibility priorities. The Company therefore fully funded his treatment in Nairobi.

The boy successfully completed the radiotherapy treatment on 5th January 2016 and came home stronger with great improvement on his health. He is equally very optimistic of full recovery and eventual resumption of his studies which was suspended due to poor health in the mid of his KCSE exams 2015.

The Company is encouraged of the positive development on his health and wish him well.

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Further medical assistance to needy cases from the community http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/11/further-medical-assistance-to-needy-cases-from-the-community/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/11/further-medical-assistance-to-needy-cases-from-the-community/#comments Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:35:30 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=757 Noah Kiptum is a 16 years old boy hailing from Chemoibon area. The boy came to the Company clinic on 20th October 2015 with a very serious wound on the leg that had turned septic. Initially he had been treated at Iten County Referral Hospital but failed to go for a reviews due to financial constraints. […]

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Noah Kiptum is a 16 years old boy hailing from Chemoibon area. The boy came to the Company clinic on 20th October 2015 with a very serious wound on the leg that had turned septic. Initially he had been treated at Iten County Referral Hospital but failed to go for a reviews due to financial constraints. The situation worsened dramatically and he was referred by the Company’s Medical Centre the facility to Eldoret Hospital for incision and treatment of the wound. After the operation he was admitted for a further 16 days at the Field Marsham Medical Centre (FMMC).

The boy was discharged from FMMC on 10th November 2015 and will be under constant observation of the Company medical staff until he has fully recovered.

The total cost of the treatment was $ 2 500.

This was a serious needy case that was life threatening and on that basis the Company decided to intervene. We wish Noah a speedy recovery.


In another development the parents of Brian Kipchumba a 14 year old boy from Turesia Sub Location in July 2015 approached the Company to assist in funding treatment of Brian who had been diagnosed with a Rheumatic Heart Disease that required a valve replacement.

The Company under its Corporate Social Responsibility Program undertook to fund the operation. Arrangements were made with Mater Hospital in Nairobi and ultimately the operation was successfully performed on 12th October 2015. The boy was discharged from hospital within 72 hours after the operation.

The boy is currently recovering and raring to go back to school in January 2016, a feat he could not manage before the operation as he was too weak and left school in June 2015.

The operation cost $ 6 000 excluding post operation review expenses.

We wish Kipchumba all the best as he recovers to full health and a normal life

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An excellent performance by Champion Taekwondo Kenya – Fluorspar http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/11/an-excellent-performance-by-champion-taekwondo-kenya-fluorspar/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/11/an-excellent-performance-by-champion-taekwondo-kenya-fluorspar/#comments Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:20:19 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=754 On Thursday 13th November 2015, the Champion Taekwondo Kenya team of 25 athletes, led by Master Kim travelled to Bungoma County, Kibabii University to participate in the Governor’s Cup open international Taekwondo Championship. The team, comprising of 15 juniors and 10 seniors, took part in different categories based on age for the juniors and weight […]

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On Thursday 13th November 2015, the Champion Taekwondo Kenya team of 25 athletes, led by Master Kim travelled to Bungoma County, Kibabii University to participate in the Governor’s Cup open international Taekwondo Championship. The team, comprising of 15 juniors and 10 seniors, took part in different categories based on age for the juniors and weight for the senior group. There was a lot of anxiety and nervousness for some of the athletes as they were participating for the first time

The championship was well represented with a total of 12 teams from Congo, Uganda and host, Kenya participating. The event coincided with the presidential visit to Kibabii University. This however did not dampen the spirit of the teams as the venue was changed to the Red Cross, Kanduyi Hall for Day 1 and concluded in day 2 at Kibabii University.

The team performed excellently in both Poomsae/patterns and Kyorugi/sparring, collecting a grand total of 24 medals including 9 gold medals. They were the best team in Poomsae patterns and second best team in Kyorugi. The overall best team was Kibabii University College. Traditionally the overall best team is decided by scores in both Kyorugi and Poomsae, but this was not the case for this competition.

To view some of the action see the pictures below.

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MEDICAL SERVICES IN CO-OPERATION WITH A CANADIAN PARTNER http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/11/medical-services-in-co-operation-with-a-canadian-partner/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/11/medical-services-in-co-operation-with-a-canadian-partner/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 05:06:17 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=748 Field Marsham Medical centre, Kenya Fluorspar Company limited, in partnership with Medcan Naweza team from Canada and department of Ophthalmology Elgeyo Marakwet County organized a series of free Medical services to the community within Kenya Fluorspar mines for the month of October 2015. The services were as follows; Eye screening exercises within health facilities at the […]

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Field Marsham Medical centre, Kenya Fluorspar Company limited, in partnership with Medcan Naweza team from Canada and department of Ophthalmology Elgeyo Marakwet County organized a series of free Medical services to the community within Kenya Fluorspar mines for the month of October 2015.

The services were as follows;

  1. Eye screening exercises within health facilities at the valley
  2. Cataract surgeries
  3. Cervical cancer screening
  4. Chronic diseases screening through community health workers
  5. Continuous Medical Education to medical staff at FMMC by Medcan.

The above activities commenced with a one day social mobilization along the valley covering 8 health facilities and a distance of approximately 50 km.

The exercises were aimed at identifying patients with eye cataracts who required surgical interventions. During these exercises 330 patients were seen of which 49 had cataracts and were booked for surgeries, whilst others were treated for eye infections and eye tests.

Cataract Surgeries

The cataract surgeries were performed at the FMMC facility on 9th and 10th October 2015 where one of the rooms was sterilised and converted to a full theatre.

The surgeons and assistants were contracted from the Elgeyo Marakwet county health department headed by Agnes Maiyo. (County ophthalmology department in charge and cataract surgeon)

A total of 39 cases of cataract surgeries were performed on the two days with the majority of cases being elderly people whilst 1 case was of a 15 year old girl- who had a congenital cataract. Post operation checkups were performed and appears all operations were successful.

Cervical Cancer Screening

During the period 9th -13th October, 2015 more than 90 patients were screen for cervical cancer and breast cancer as well. One positive case was identified and treated with cryotherapy (involved freezing of the suspected cells).

Chronic disease screening by Community Health workers.

The Medcan Naweza Team, have been on the forefront to facilitate chronic disease screening within the valley.

This project commenced in 2014involving an SMS service and a system that transmits the analysed information and provides feedback on the risk status of a patient based on age, sex, blood pressure, whether diabetic nor smoker and other criteria. Feedback is based on the WHO classification for cardiovascular disease risk estimated for the next 10years.

The project has been made possible by the recruitment of community health workers who move from house to house to screen for chronic diseases. The Community Health Workers are issued with blood pressure machines and sufficient credit to transmit the information via an sms system and receive instant feedback allowing them to advise patients accordingly.

To date since the initiation of this program in April 2015, more than 1 000 patients have been screened and less than 1% are at risk.

This programme is currently carried out by 4 community health workers 3 at fluorspar and 1 at Lewa Conservancy.

Continuous medical education for staff by Medcan

There has been continuous medical education at the facility since partnering with Medcan Naweza Team, whose mission is to support our facility and community within to preventing and managing chronic diseases based on WHO standards.

During this period we had the following areas covered by different specialities:

Nutrition and dietetic, obstetrics and gynaecology ,eye clinics , paediatric reviews & chronic diseases courses as well as the introduction of Community Health Workers.

For further information on the work performed by Medcan access the blog by going to www.medcannaweza.com and click on “Blog”.

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Water Treatment System http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/07/water-treatment-system/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/07/water-treatment-system/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:30:43 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=726 The Company contracted Oserian Development Company to install a water purification system. The river water passes through a coagulation process where a substantial amount of dirt and other solid particles suspended in water is removed. Aluminium Sulphate, which attracts the dirt particles, is added to the water at the first stage. The heavier dirt particles […]

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The Company contracted Oserian Development Company to install a water purification system.

The river water passes through a coagulation process where a substantial amount of dirt and other solid particles suspended in water is removed. Aluminium Sulphate, which attracts the dirt particles, is added to the water at the first stage. The heavier dirt particles then sink to the bottom of the clarifying tank during sedimentation.

The clear water then moves through a pipe to a filtration process where water passes through some filters consisting of layers of different grades of sand and gravel that helps remove even finer particles.

A small dosage of chlorine is also added at this stage to kill any bacteria or microorganism that may be present. The treated water is then drained into a closed tank where disinfection takes place before flowing through the pipe network to residential areas for domestic use.

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY CELEBRATIONS – 5 JUNE 2015 http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/06/world-environment-day-celebrations-5-june-2015/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/06/world-environment-day-celebrations-5-june-2015/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:36:31 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=716 In the build up to the celebrations of the World Environment Day on 5 June, 2015, the Company donated and joined in planting of tree seedlings at Soy Secondary School, Kimwarer Secondary School and also in the Company’s Junior housing estate. The event at Soy Secondary was attended by a host of organizations and government […]

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In the build up to the celebrations of the World Environment Day on 5 June, 2015, the Company donated and joined in planting of tree seedlings at Soy Secondary School, Kimwarer Secondary School and also in the Company’s Junior housing estate. The event at Soy Secondary was attended by a host of organizations and government institutions including officials from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) and Water Resources Users Association (WRUA)-for rivers Kimwarer and Mong, Tullow Oil and World Vision. The guest of honour was Mr. Arthur Bunde, the Deputy County Commissioner, Keiyo South Sub-County. Stakeholders at the meeting were encouraged to empower the community and especially the young generation to promote matters of environmental conservation. The WRUA chairman Mr. Samuel Teimegi commented KFC’s continuous efforts in conservation of environment and said that the event was a precursor for other environmental programmes a head.

There was a hive of activities in the event at the Junior Estate as the employees and all in attendance were challenged to be proactive in matters of environmental protection and conservation especially creating awareness for their own benefit.

The theme for World Environment Day 2015 – ‘Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet, Consume with Care’ – was all about building a more sustainable future for everyone all over the world. Drawing attention to the upcoming decision on the sustainable development goals, this year’s theme focused on conserving earth’s precious natural resources.

Speaking during the celebration, the Managing Director Mr. Nico Spangenberg said, “Kenya Fluorspar, Company produces Calcium Fluorite used in the manufacture of Hydrofluoric acid (HF) that is used in the refrigeration gas industries. The compound chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is a greenhouse gas with a much higher potential to enhance the greenhouse effect depleting the ozone layer.” He reiterated that “with the global population growing very fast, demands on the depleting natural resources will increase, exacerbated by increasing pollution, conflict over resources and effect of an atmosphere being heated by human caused greenhouse gases. Our only hope is therefore to conserve our environment”

A total of 2 500 trees were planted to mark the event.

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Chant a prayer for the KCPE class of 2014 http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2014/11/chant-a-prayer-for-the-kcpe-class-of-2014/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2014/11/chant-a-prayer-for-the-kcpe-class-of-2014/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:30:06 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=504 The 2014 Prayer Day, a revered annual event, dawned on the bright morning of 24th October, 2014.The Guest of Honour was none other than Mr. Nicolas Ndege, the Deputy Principal of Alliance High school ,a renowned National school in Kenya flanked by Mr. Stephen Muange, the Chaplain of the same school. Readily available to usher […]

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The 2014 Prayer Day, a revered annual event, dawned on the bright morning of 24th October, 2014.The Guest of Honour was none other than Mr. Nicolas Ndege, the Deputy Principal of Alliance High school ,a renowned National school in Kenya flanked by Mr. Stephen Muange, the Chaplain of the same school. Readily available to usher them into our school were the School Scouts who mounted a guard of honour.

A quick visit of the school facility Library, ICT lab, classrooms, dormitories & Taekwondo hall where they were treated to a short demonstration gave the guests a feel of Fluorspar School, our home away from home. They commended the standard of the facilities and the stride the institution has made in embracing technology.

The` techno wizards’ as the candidates refer to themselves-thanks to e-learning in our school, sat attentively to catch every moment when the ceremony finally began.

In attendance were members of the management led by Mr. Nico Spangenberg, in his capacity as the
Managing Director of KFC and the School’s B.O.G Chairman. Standing with the KCPE class of 2014 in prayer on this auspicious occasion were members of the B.O.G, PTA, School staff, parents and pupils-The closely knit Fluorspar family!
The Managing Director, in his fatherly counsel wished the candidates well and encouraged them to face the exam positively and trust in God. He thanked the Guests for honoring the invitation.

Mr. Ndege’s speech left the candidates inspired and confident to face the all important examination in their lives. Emphasis was put on pupils embracing proper study skills, discipline, creativity, resilience, passion in academics not forgetting pursuing their goals. `Never, never, never give up,’ he quipped. He urged parents to avoid abdication of their duty in bringing up children.
With a lot of humour coupled with illustration, the Chaplain Mr. Muange, gave his sermon based on Isaiah 61: 7 and Proverbs 22: 6 emphasizing on obedience to instruction, putting into practice what we learn and embracing spiritual matters and being responsible teens. With all said and done and in one spirit, a prayer for victory for the candidates was made to Our Father on High lead by Mr. Muange.

Best wishes to our KCPE class of 2014!

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Champion Taekwondo Fluorspar emerges as No 1 team in National Competition http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2014/08/champion-taekwondo-fluorspar-emerges-as-no-1-team-in-national-competition/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2014/08/champion-taekwondo-fluorspar-emerges-as-no-1-team-in-national-competition/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:23:58 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=475 On Friday, August 08, 2014, the Champion Taekwondo Fluorspar team comprising a total of 30 participants – 23 juniors and 7 seniors – left for Nairobi to participate in the Second Master George Memorial Championship. The competition was an all-inclusive event that covered Kyorugi (Sparring) and Poomsae (Patterns) for seniors and juniors both men and women. […]

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On Friday, August 08, 2014, the Champion Taekwondo Fluorspar team comprising a total of 30 participants – 23 juniors and 7 seniors – left for Nairobi to participate in the Second Master George Memorial Championship. The competition was an all-inclusive event that covered Kyorugi (Sparring) and Poomsae (Patterns) for seniors and juniors both men and women.

The Champion Taekwondo Fluorspar team registered participants in all categories in the competition that was held on Saturday, August 09, 2014 at the Safaricom Indoor Arena at the Moi Sports Complex Kasarani in Nairobi. The juniors were categorized by age whilst the seniors were categorized by weight.

There was participation from numerous taekwondo schools from across the country. It was the first time the juniors and some senior students were participating in such a national event. Their hard work, dedication and never-say-die spirit resulted in victory for most of them.

Champion Taekwondo Fluorspar emerged as the best team at the end of the competition with a total of 30 medals in various categories. Considering that all students have received training for only two years this is an amazing achievement and the students are already looking forward to the next event.

Below is a summary of the trophy and medals won.

Trophy for overall best team
Kyorugi (Sparring)
Gold – 3 Sliver – 5 Bronze – 13
Poomsae (Pattern) – Individual.
Gold – 2 (junior 1 senior 1) Silver – 2 (junior 1 senior 1) Bronze -1
Poomsae (Pattern) -  Team
Gold – 2 Silver – 2

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Taekwondo grading by Champion Taekwondo Canada – 30 June 2014 http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2014/07/taekwondo-grading-by-champion-taekwondo-canada-30-june-2014/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2014/07/taekwondo-grading-by-champion-taekwondo-canada-30-june-2014/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:44:37 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=437 Monday 30 June 2014 dawned with  great expectations for approximately 520 attendees to the Fluorspar Taekwondo centre. This was to be the 4th grading session since inception of this facility in July 2012. The grading sessions were preceded by a Taekwondo demonstration which was presented by a group from Taekwondo Canada under the guidance of Master Carmelina […]

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Monday 30 June 2014 dawned with  great expectations for approximately 520 attendees to the Fluorspar Taekwondo centre. This was to be the 4th grading session since inception of this facility in July 2012.

The grading sessions were preceded by a Taekwondo demonstration which was presented by a group from Taekwondo Canada under the guidance of Master Carmelina Luke. Five trainee instructors from Fluorspar Taekwondo participated in the event. Thereafter the grading of all the classes continued until late afternoon.

Parents attended the event to witness the achievements of their children and all students and their parents were treated to a sumptuous lunch and soda kindly sponsored by courtesy of Taekwondo Canada who raised funds to sponsor this meal.

Guest of honor was the High Commissioner of Canada, his Excellency David Angell with the Chairman of Fluorspar and a number of other special guests in attendance.

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