Monthly Archives: September 2012

200 students using the library!

Flo just phoned me. She told me that because the teachers’ strike is now in its third week, there have been 200 students visiting the library each day. “It has become a small school” her Mom reports. “There are students … Continue reading

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A great turnout! 88 applications the first day

The day I arrived in Kikule with Flo and Paul was a busy one. Flo had asked the Assistant Chief of Kikule to let all of the families know that we would be accepting applications for high school sponsorship on … Continue reading

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Just resting

Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been taking a little time to rest but will be back to telling you a lot of stories about Kikule, Nyumbani Village and a zillion other Kenyan related things very soon. But … Continue reading

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Home safe!

I made it home about 1am today. It was a VERY long day of travelling but despite some delays we made it home okay. Paul is a great travelling companion. He keeps his sense of humour and positive attitude even … Continue reading

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The first step toward cleaner water in Kikule

I’m spending a relaxing afternoon at the International Livestock Research Institute with Paul. I had to come for a meeting this morning, and drop off some more crop samples after getting permits from the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate. After a … Continue reading

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A different sort of day

Don’t worry, I’ll be telling you ALL about Kikule in the weeks to come. But the past 24 hours has been quite different from how I spent the rest of the week. Paul and I travelled to Nakuru yesterday after … Continue reading

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Success in Kikule

I don’t even know where to start I have so much to tell you! First of all I’m incredibly happy about how my time was in Kikule and how much was accomplished. We had a huge team of people working … Continue reading

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Hand washing station, carpentry, and tree planting

Good morning! I need to be very quick since I have to conserve battery power for a Skype call with Nepean High School. A group of students will be in the library at 9 EDT to talk to a group … Continue reading

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In Kikule!

The library is being used as a yoga studio as I type. My brother Paul is extraordinarily dedicated to his daily yoga practice and started his practice at 6am. Flo’s sister Wayua got up to let him into the library … Continue reading

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A somewhat lazy Sunday

We’re just about to head to the airport to pick up my brother Paul. We’ll be breaking a cardinal rule about not going out after daylight in Kenya, never mind in Nairobi, but I think the tinted windows and lack … Continue reading

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