Monthly Archives: October 2012

Life Above All

I saw a powerful movie last Saturday afternoon at an event hosted by Bracelet of Hope. The movie is called Life Above All. It tells of the experiences of a young girl named Chandra who lives in a small community in … Continue reading

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News from Western Province

Yesterday morning I talked to Augustine, the head teacher (what a principal of a primary school is called) who hosted us at his school this past summer. He’s such a good man, with a passion for education, who genuinely likes … Continue reading

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Local knowledge

I was making pancakes around 10:15 last night (that’s what happens when I  have lentils, rice, and kale for supper it would seem-I get hungry before I fall asleep) and for whatever reason was reminded of tree planting in Kikule. … Continue reading

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Letters: sponsored students and pen pals

The letters from students to their high school sponsors are on their way to us from Kenya! The timing worked out perfectly that the high school principal had asked the students to write their letters before Maingi even asked her … Continue reading

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So much happening at TWS

There’s lots happening with Tei wa Syana right now! I started the day yesterday with a phonecall from my favourite (former) piki piki driver who is now teaching in Tanzania. It was quite a cliffhanger of a call in fact … Continue reading

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A spider in the shower

There was a spider in the shower when I hopped in this morning. It reminded me of one night in Kikule when Wayua had heated water for me to have a bath and she had even warmed up a little … Continue reading

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Compassion for the children

The primary and secondary schools reopened in Kenya a week ago. The teachers had been striking for 3 weeks and were asking for a 100-300% raise. At first the government offered them 4% and then said they would all be … Continue reading

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