The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love...Kenya

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Twice in One Day - Oh My

 
Ok, this has been just stellar!  I have just spent AGES catching up on my surfing.  Actually, to catch up I'd be here for days, but I am at least ahead of the game at the moment.  It is amazing how much time you can get on a computer when there are 34 other people circling around you like vultures and when there is a few hours in the middle of the day (since dark is our "curfew").
 
I just wanted to add a few things to what was a stupid long post above already.  First, I know I have talked to a few of you about projects with school kids.  As soon as I get settled here I'll make some arrangements.  But I know the prime buying time for supplies is coming up, so here are a few things here the kids never have enough of:  pencils and pencil sharpeners, colored pencils (crayons melt and are too fragile), coloring books, notebooks, rulers, pens.  t is really just the basics.  Most of these kids don't even have a sanitary place to go potty or clean water to drink.  I look forward to establishing a relationship with a specific school soon.  The organization I am going to be working with has an excellent orphans program.  Since there is no Foster Care in Kenya, JAM is taking orphans into a living facility and counseling them (they probably just lost one or both parents to AIDS or malaria).  Then, they find a family, and then bring them together in a good and nurturing way and counsel them as a group (not just throwing the kid in some house).  They also help the family with a little money for expenses, such as uniforms for school.  I can already tell you where a lot of these resources are going to go.
 
I am still calling out for pictures.  You would be absolutely amazed at how curious Kenyans are about the way we live in America.  They also have a hard time believing that America is as diverse as it is (yes, that is patent guilt to one half of my family!).
 
Oh, and I know y'all already know, but thanks again for bearing with the spelling and syntax mistakes.  When one is pressed for time, editing suffers.  Plus, y'all know I am dyslexic too, so I feel double cursed some days.  Look forward to hearing from you.

1 Comments:

  • At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    G'LUCK TO YA AS YOU TAKE YOUR OATH NEXT WEEK...CA.

     

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