Preparing myself for my trip to Kenya (2013) was much different then one of those nice "all inclusive" trips people take down south. I was very nervous and excited and I thought I knew what to expect but when I got there I was definitely struck with some culture shock.
I travelled to Kenya in July 2013 with a group of my students from Maples Collegiate, a colleague, and a parent of one of the students. The airplane journey to get there was long and arduous, but so worth it! I had an overwhelming sense of “belonging” as soon as I landed at the Nairobi airport. It’s a strange feeling to describe, other than I knew I needed to be in Kenya. The decision to travel across the globe with a group of eager students, who had been studying about Kenya for the previous four years, just seemed like the right thing to do. I was right.
Taking HUGE strides towards sustainability at the Lemolo IDP Camp. With the help of all of our amazing donors and sponsors we have been able to provide seeds and fertilizer to the rural farmers. We have completed Phase I & II and will now be moving on to Phase III to reach 700 households in 2017, per acreage per household.
K.I.D.S. Initiative would like to thank all of our supporters and attendees from our latest Crossing Plains Dinner. Collectively we've managed to raise nearly $32,000 and with that have already implemented Phase 2 of our Lemolo IDP Camp Agriculture & Food Security Project. Thank YOU for changing the lives of our partners in Kenya. We love you!