Introduction to KACH

Shawn and Fay report that the group had a great first day at the Kitohoka Amani Children’s Home (KACH) where they were learned about the project work they will be doing and also heard from Dr. Karambu (Executive Director of IPI). The group is in good spirits and will get a student post up as Read More…

Be Ready to Listen

And here we are, we’ve made it to the end of our journey. We started our last full day with three knocks on our door at 5:45 to head out for a morning safari drive. Although we did not see as many exciting animals as we did last night, consisting of zebras, a lion, a Read More…

A Warm Welcome

Hello from our safari hotel, Today we said our goodbyes to IPI and drove to the safari lodge. On our way in we spotted a few giraffes and some elephants, a lovely warm welcome from the African animals. After settling in and indulging on the buffet, we laid out by the pool. Our evening drive Read More…

Things I Never Expected

When I signed up for this trip I expected many things: cute kids, foreign animals, and long days of labor. However, I never expected spending 11 nights in a small room with 10 girls that I can now call my close friends. I never expected to find a gecko in our room at night nor Read More…

The Importance of Education

Over the weekend we were all fortunate enough to stay at a Kenyan home. We started Saturday with a great leadership program with Dr. Karambu were we all learned how we react instead of respond to our surroundings. We learned this through a balloon game where we were given a balloon and a toothpick. We Read More…

What is a Perfect World?

Easily I think we can say world peace is a place free from conflict with absolute equality. Personally, when I was asked this question that was my initial response. I envisioned a utopia where everyone got along and no one experienced suffering. This is unrealistic. Obviously we have seen society’s attempt to make every person Read More…

B.L.I.S.S. High School

July 5th started just like any other day. We woke up bright and early at 6:45 and prepared for our day. We proceeded to Tiriji where we engaged in a group yoga session (and for me a very inflexible 17 year old boy I watched in awe as our instructor and the majority of my Read More…

Kids Are Kids

Happy Fourth of July!! The American holiday was a different experience in Kenya; we began our day with a quiet morning of mindfulness at the Tiriji Eco Center beginning at 7:30. Our guided meditation started with closed eyes, we pictured our past as a personal garden; lush with new plants as well as aged with Read More…

Morning Mindfulness

Getting up early at 6:30 and walking over to an eco center called Tiriji to do some mindfulness in Kenya is not something every rising senior can say they did this summer. We were in a large circle and did some very simple yoga poses that stretched out our bodies so that we could spend Read More…

What They Need In The Moment

We started off the day with a delicious breakfast before we finally began our project. Our goal is to help the workers construct another guest house at KACH. We carried and placed lots of heavy stones, learned how to mix cement, and hauled bags of sand from one point to another. In between our project Read More…

Arriving to Meru

For all those who freaked out yesterday from a day not blogged, I am here to say that we are all alive, well, and functioning. Yesterday was a very eventful day where we traveled from Nairobi to Meru on a six hour Kenyan bus ride. One bus was blessed with an alarm clock going off Read More…

Kithoka Amani Children’s Home (KATCH)

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Pushing Ourselves in Unexpected Ways

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]This morning I eagerly volunteered to write today’s blog not knowing I would ultimately have something very embarrassing to write about, but we’ll get to that later.  We started the morning bright and early at 7 am with breakfast at 8. After breakfast, we traveled to an elephant sanctuary. There we heard the heartbreaking Read More…

SStS Kenya: Launched

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Welcome to the Kenya Travel Journal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]The travel journal will be the place for students to share their experience while traveling. Once the students are on-site, they are asked to post reflections, observations, pictures, stories, poems, and more. Our whole community appreciates the opportunity to be part of the group’s adventure, and as the course comes to an end, each Read More…

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