July 29, 2011
Unlike most Kenyans who have tea with breakfast, my Friday morning started off with a trip to Cafe Guava in Nakuru for my morning latte. As I sat outside to wait for them to return, I was approached by some children. I asked one of them if I had met him the day prior when I handed out some of my spare change to a group of them. He said he had not seen me before. Suddenly the children ran away and a policeman presented himself to ask if they were bothering me. I explained that I wanted to speak with the children and take photos, so he allowed them back.
Within minutes the children had returned and now there were even more. I pulled out my video camera and started asking them questions...
After we left Nakuru we discussed ways that we can help these children in the future and how we may need to change our qualifications of what children will be coming to our school. Since we are only in our 2nd year as a nonprofit, we are still learning the best ways of helping these people. This, our 2nd mission trip has been a great fact finding mission as well as offering assistance to orphans throughout Kenya.
We then went on to Dondori to visit the orphans at Happy Day School. There were approximately 150 children, who were so appreciative of our visit they had spent time rehearsing a mini-play, and several songs with dancing. It was so wonderful to see these children so happy and proud to entertain us! They let us know that their greatest need was books for the school, so we presented them with 7,000 KSH to purchase these.
Through the green rolling countryside, we continued onto Ol'kalou where our representatives and several orphans in there area awaited our arrival. We presented them with much needed food, shoes and other items they were in need of.
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