It started with a pre-unit (Kindergarten) lesson in Kiswahili... ...then came the books... ...then the balloons... ...then the kids... ...and finally, the chaos!
Dre, Lyndsay and Lauren eagerly await Fame! I'm trying to bring back an old volunteer tradition. Every Monday the movie theaters in Nairobi run a promotion - movie, popcorn, cold soda and either a hot dog or a Mars bar for about $5. They refer to the promotion as Monday Movie Madness and the VICDA [...]
A bunch of us - Nikki, Heather, Lyndsay, Lauren, Dre and I - set out in the hot sun down Ngong Road yesterday to meet with Abel Siro, the director of Glad Kids Brosis Education Centre in Lenana. It was great to see the centre and how far they've come in the past three years. [...]
As mentioned before, Sunday was Clare's last day in Kenya, so we made the most of it. After heading to the Yaya Maasai Market for a little shopping, Nikki, Heather, Clare and I made our way to Irene's where we piled into the car and headed out to check on the progress of The Lord's [...]
Just as I get used to people from home being with me in Kenya, they start to leave! Sadly, Clare is the first to say kwaheri and board a plane bound for Chicago via Istanbul. It's been so wonderful having Clare here, and I hope that this is her first trip of many! To read [...]
Just an observation that Nikki and I were discussing last night - what is the value of a shilling? Mathematically speaking, at the moment about 75 ksh (Kenyan shillings) equal $1 but, unless you're trying to figure out how much money you have in your bank account, that's irrelevant. 400 ksh - A taxi ride [...]
I think that it's fair to say that Heather has really embraced Kenya, especially when it comes to her looks. The past two weeks have been a transformation as Heather looks more and more African-chic. Let the photos tell the story...