As we drive up the hill, gears grinding, toward Hekima Place, I am struck by the beauty of the Ngong Hills that surround us.
As we enter the gates of the orphanage, an entirely different beauty strikes me: the grounds of Hekima and the joy on the faces of the children who run toward us.
With yesterday’s visit to Kibera in mind, I went to the school and interviewed Father Terry Charlton, Brother Charles Mugisa, and numerous teachers looking for their perspectives on education in Kenya, what inspired them to take part in teaching these desperately marginalized students. My first interview was with Brother Charles, the Principal, who has been […]
I returned to the school early in the morning to meet the three girls sponsored by Reverse The Course, Eunice, Joylet and Marlin. We were joined by Mr. Doula, a male teacher, who grew up in Kibera and was a graduate of St. Al’s. I planned to visit the girls’ homes, learn more about their […]
Departing New York I was excited to begin my journey to Africa. I would be spending a little over two weeks visiting students and schools. As I buckled my seatbelt and settled in for the 16hour flight, I repeatedly ran through the itinerary in my head. First, my mom and I would visit a school […]