S: Quest Kenya 2011
FC: Quest Kenya 2011 The Jirani Project
2: Let the adventure begin!
3: On the way to Nairobi!
4: Our first days were spent exploring downtown Nairobi, a Kenyan heritage museum, and a giraffe conservancy!
5: Exploring Nairobi
6: The Road to Kipkarren
7: After getting over our jet-lag, we drove about 5 hours north-west to the small town of Kipkarren, where Mark Okello, the Kenyan staff person for the Jirani Project had rented a hotel for the Jirani Camp to take place.
8: Jirani Camp | The Jirani Project matches up donors in the US with vulnerable kids in Kenya like orphans, street kids, and refugees who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a quality education. | Our group led activities like tie-dying, games, skits, crafts, computer lessons, and goal setting with the kids who ranged in age from 6 to 17.
12: Service Projects
13: After the kids went back to school, we stayed in Kipkarren for a few more days to help out at a local church and school!
18: Back in Nairobi | We visited a women’s microfinance group in the slums of Kigami. The interfaith group sells their handiwork and pools their resources to invest the profit in each member, one at a time.