Team 2014 Is On Their Way to Kenya!
It is with great excitement that the Kenya Keys team prepares to leave on June 11th! After the cancelled trip of last October due to the Nairobi Westgate Mall bombing, the Team rescheduled for this June. Terrorists struck again just three weeks before departure in Nairobi and Mombasa. We decided to reroute our flights through Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and come into Taru, our service area, through the back door, avoiding Nairobi and Mombasa altogether.
The trip will focus on our sponsorship program and get needed updates on all that's happened since we last visited two years ago. A lot has happened positively because of our strong Kenyan Team led by Joseph, Susan and Stephen.
You can meet and read about our team by clicking here.
Sponsor Reception at 6:00pm, followed by the program at 7:00pm for the general public.
10:00 AM - Kenya Keys visitors present an assembly at Oakdale Elementary school. Through a Global Classroom project last year, Oakdale school provided desks for the Taru primary school in Kenya. The school has over 1,000 students and was desperately in need of desks.
1:00 PM – Kenya Keys visitors do another assembly at Hawthorne Elementary school. Hawthorne has the longest association of any school with Kenya Keys, having provided years of Global Classroom outreach and support. Our sincere thanks to Mrs. Rich and Hawthorne Elementary!
Kenya Keys presentation at Spring Lake Elementary School, as part of the Global classroom outreach project. They will be hosted by Kenya Keys intern Sierra Ainge, who teaches fourth grade at the school.
An Evening in Kenya presentation, St. George, Utah. This will be held at the Tamarack Clubhouse, at 7:00pm. This event is open to the community and is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the mission of Kenya Keys from those who directly benefit. Guests are invited to bring a book for the Taru Community Library.
Emmanuel Mwengi, a Pharmacology graduate from the University of Nairobi, will be addressing the topic of global health issues, particularly in rural Kenya at a class in the school of Social Work at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Kenya Keys directors visit Merit Academy in Springville, Utah. Merit Academy is a Global Classroom participant that has made wondrous changes for the Mtulu Primary School in rural Kenya.
Kenyan guests, Joseph Mwengea and Emmanuel Mwengi, will be presenting an assembly at the Anderson Elementary School, also part of the Kenya Keys Global Outreach program. Following this program, Joseph and Emmanuel will be visiting Chapman College with Aly Vislocky, who teaches there.
Anthony Yama, the Kenyan director of Kenya Keys, has arrived to spend a month in the states. He will be speaking at several presentations and events while he is here. He is a fabulous speaker and will be sharing the results of our work from the Kenyan point of view.
Anthony’s Portland schedule is as follows:
Oct. 22, 2:00 – Waluga Jr. High
Oct. 22, 5:00 – Model UN, Lakeridge High School Rotunda
Oct. 23, 2:00 – Buckman Elementary School, Portland
Oct. 24, 7:00 – Presentation with Rinda Hayes, Lake Oswego Heritage House
Oct. 26, 10:15 – Madison High School
Oct. 26, 2:45 – Key Club, Lakeridge High School