In 2012 I went to Kenya for the first time as an intern for Kenya Keys. While visiting with the staff of one of the primary schools in Taru, I mentioned that I was especially interested in libraries. The principal told me that they had a young man in Class 5—what we call 5th grade—who […]
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It’s been a month since I returned from Kenya. I’m in Wal-Mart, standing in the ice cream aisle disappointed by the limited selection of Blue Bell ice cream—more specifically by the lack of Moo-llennium Crunch. For those of you not in-the-know, Blue Bell is an ice cream company based in Texas and sold primarily in […]
Our family has been involved with an educational organization named Kenya Keys for about ten years. Kenya Keys “rescues” children from abject poverty by providing them with scholarship funds for their education. For the past seven years, I have used a portion of my lawn mowing money to sponsor the school tuition fees of a […]
People have asked me why I want to go back to Kenya as an intern for the third time. I can’t really answer that question without telling the whole story. I graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a background in marine transportation, navigation, and marine engineering. After graduation, I spent five years working […]
When I first came to the U.S. I felt like I was living a dream. I kept thinking someone would wake me up. You seat side by side with people you have heard of. Chat. Ride in the same car. Still unbelievable as the heart pounds hard. But my heart was pounding hardest when I […]
We’re so grateful to Lisa Larsen of the St. George Spectrum for her wonderful article about the work we do in Kenya. Read the story here: newsroom – St George Spectrum News 6Apr2013 – Empowering Kenyans
Bumping along in our van through the African bush on the supposed ‘short cut’ between schools, there were so many things to catch the eye. The brightly dressed women gracefully balancing a variety of things on their heads while walking along the red dirt road. Mud huts that are actually small ‘stores’ where enterprising women sell the […]
How do you tell the stories of Kenyans? Where do you start? With the plaguing poverty that constantly threatens nearly every village, every household, every person? Or the inexplicable gratitude and generosity they espouse, belying their poverty? The fierceness of their circumstances? Or the fierceness of their desires and determination? How do you do justice […]
A large crowd has gathered to celebrate the gift of education. Village elders, community members, parents, staff and students of the Ndohivyo Special Needs School have all gathered to honor my friend Bill and me with dancing, music, speeches, and food. I have the honor of representing six Rotary Clubs…click here to read the complete article.
In a dark room with no windows, beautiful creations come forth. It is here that a wonderful woman, Patience, teaches a sewing class. She has 12 students, all girls learning to sew with only three machines and no electricity. The machines are powered by pedals which the girls pump up and down. This is done […]
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