Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Back from the Hack

It's been a year with no updates, but we've still been out and about enjoying ourselves in Kenya.

A big thank you this year to Tony Nyagah for sending us a delicious cake made by Kate (0722 740 581) EVERY month.  Also thanks to Alnoor Juma for lending us his van to help us get around.

Here's a little of what we've been up to in no particular order:

Christmas at Alice's:

Tug of war and sack races in Kawangware:

Rainy day movies:

Cake and cake and cake - thank you so much Tony!

Arts and crafts making Kenya peace doves before elections: 

Easter egg hunting:

Mungai's birthday (there were others too):

GP Karting (Thanks again to Tony, our angel with a heart of gold and Alnoor for the van):

KTN News Anchor and Capital FM Producer, Eric Latiff visited the Journalism Club at Amaf Primary:

At the arcade at Prestige Plaza:

Celebrating Joy and Melody's Birth Days at New Muthaiga Shopping Centre Fun Zone:

One of our most special and memorable trips was to the Karibu children's home in Thika run by Luke Kincaid:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Origami with the Amani Art Club, Kawangware

We took a trip to the Amani Art Club (brother school to Precious Blood) in Kawangware to hang out with some new friends this month.

We started out with some ice breaker introduction games to get to know each other:

Then we did some origami:

The kids worked really well in small groups helping each other out:


Alice checks on Sydney:

We all finished our beautiful and colourful origami cranes:

Then had some sandwiches, apples and juice:

Of course where there are apples, there is juggling!

The Amani group with prizes for the best origami folder and students with the best exam results:

A big thank you to Angela and Leo, volunteer organizers of the Art Club at Amani for hosting us and introducing us to our new friends!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spotlight on Elim House Academy in Kawangware

A fundraising program for Elim House Academy in Kawangware by some young professionals in Nairobi has helped to meet urgent nutritional needs.  The sports day unveiled a larger "Adopt a Child" campaign and gave visitors a chance to interact one-on-one with the kids and create deeper engagement/commitment. Besides launching 'Adopt A Child', the group collected old clothes, shoes, text books, toys and monetary donations.

It was a fun day all round.

Stretching before the games:

The senior boys team thrashed the teachers and volunteers:

 Snacks and juice after the game:

Some of the visitors, volunteers and teachers

To learn more about the Elim House Project and how you can contribute, visit: The Facebook Group