S: KENYA 2010
FC: KENYA: MAY 2010
1: MASAI MARA
2: The Masai Mara is a gorgeous place. The beautiful landscapes, sunsets and wildlife make this place unique.
3: The masai culture is very traditional. Masai people wear very beautiful vibrant wraps as clothing. In order for a man to choose a wife, they need to kill a lion, jump the highest and have the larges earlobes.
4: ANIMALS There are so many animals in the Masai Mara. In the Savannah, we saw gazelles, impalas, lions, zebras, ostriches, giraffes, elephants... and the list goes on and on.
8: Talek Health CLINIC
9: The Talek Health Clinic was built with donations from Peter and Kathy Lacey. This health centre is an incredible place. Dr. Juma works 365 days a year, 24 hrs. a day. He is always available to help others. This facility hosts many major emergencies such as pregnancies and malaria outbreaks. It also is a safe place for the people in Talek and around the Talek community to seek help and counselling.
10: Irbaan was the first school visit on our trip.The students of Irbaan generally walk for miles to get to school. The students begin school by going to classes for a few hours. they then get a mid morning snack of maize porridge. After their snack, they return to the classroom for a couple more hours and then are given beans for lunch. During the students' breaks, they love to play football (soccer). It was amazing to learn from the students and play games with them. | SCHOOL VISITS
11: Loigero school was amazing. The students were incredibly eager to learn new things. We spent a lot of time with the students and taught them our western songs and games such as "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."This school has an amazing head teacher that keeps all the teachers skilled and organized. This allows the students to get a higher level of education.
12: R I N G A P R I M A R Y S C H O O L | Ringa school is situated right outside the city of Kericho. This school started as a small shack and has grown into 4 large buildings with many classrooms. The Ringa community is very religious. They host church at this school every sunday for anyone nearby to attend. Their church gatherings consist mostly of prayer hymns.
14: East African Mission Orphanage (EAMO)
15: EAMO was a beautiful orphanage. At EAMO, there were 150 abandoned children. This orphanage offers a safe place where children can grow up with adequate nutrition, schooling and care. I believe that these kids are taken care of in a beautiful way. They take care of each other and support one another. They are incredibly happy to be in a safe, nurturing environment such as EAMO.
16: The children from EAMO are the most caring and strong willed children I have ever met. When visitors arrive, the kids greet them with love, smiles and open arms. Their beautiful faces melt our hearts and these children will stay with me forever.
17: EAMO orphanage has every resource these kids could ever want. They provide beautiful dormitories for these children to sleep in, they provide education for all of their children, they give them 3 healthy meals and have safe drinking water. These children live in a beautiful nurturing environment.
18: My Experience | I had an incredible time in Kenya. These people experience a completely different lifestyle and live in a very different culture than we do. They have very little possessions while being among the happiest people in the world.
19: The animals and landscapes are among the most beautiful in the world but it is the people that made my trip incredible!