What makes Jan Term 180 the trip of a lifetime

Besides the incredible people that we are already meeting, there are a lot of reasons why this trip could be called the trip of a lifetime. We are connecting with organizations like Daraja Academy, The Simama Project, Youth Hub, the Twala Maasai Cultural Center, PRI-Permaculture, Saint Mary's Nyeri, Hope and Homes Recreation Center, and others.  We already had a [...]

A brief recounting of the day

It’s Wednesday, 2:30pm at Daraja Academy as I begin this blog post, though this will be posted much later.  The day began rather early for me.  As usual in a new place and a new bed with new sounds in the night, I woke up at around 3 am and had a little difficulty getting [...]

A recount of the last few days

I have wanted to write my own blog for quite a while.  My students, while here in Kenya, have 6 blog entries to complete.  I have hoped to do at least the same amount.  It is just a little challenging to be organizing, teaching, and writing at the same time.  The last few days have [...]

Monday Recap

There were a number of changes in yesterday’s schedule, but they all turned out for the best.  I have been learning so much about the teachers and their hopes.  One thing that is amazing to me is how many of the teachers have as a personal and professional dream the vision of opening a school. [...]