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The jeep getting packed up the next day. It still works!

Traveling in Kenya

For World Storytelling Day on Thrusday, and as a way of officially announcing my trip to Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda this July, I wrote down a story from my last trip in 2011. We visited Eldoret in the rainy season of August 2011. The rain falls almost every day and the dirt roads, once they […]

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Samro Poly students play volleyball after classes are done for the day.

A transformative education

I saw an inspiring film last month. It wasn’t one that won an Oscar. Rather, it was a documentary about a pair of architects who taught high school students in rural North Carolina about how to design and build things. With the motto “Design. Build. Transform,” If You Build It wasn’t about a regular ol’ shop class. […]

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Gladys' daughter Irene is also learning about sewing and alterations at Samro Polytechnic school.

Education and a New Job for Gladys

Jobs, jobs, jobs. Even more than in the US, people in Kenya are desperately seeking jobs that pay the bills and help their families thrive. Also like the US, people in Kenya turn to education to increase their job opportunities. Samro Polytechnic school in Eldoret Kenya, supported in part by a SIA grant, is focused […]

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A SIA Community Grant bought 6 new computers for the school.

Grants that keep giving!

Today is about giving back! After Black Friday and Cyber Monday Giving Tuesday invites us to put our thanksgiving gratitude into action by helping others.  Spirit in Action giving happens everyday. Giving between neighbors in rural Malawi. Giving between grandparents and children in Meru, Kenya. Giving between students and teachers at schools in Eldoret, Kenya. Giving between […]

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Peter Ayum in High School Form 1

5 Non-Elections Related Things Crossing My Desk Today

1. Maize Machines – Bought and Delivered! This is progress! Last spring’s SIA Silent Auction helped raise the funds for the Manyamula Savings and Loans Cooperative to purchase a maize mill in Malawi. I heard from Canaan over the weekend and the mill has been purchased – and as a bit of a silver lining – […]

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