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katie-burke's picture
Nov.20.2013
Hi, friends! It's time for my annual child-to-child holiday card project! Children in the U.S. make holiday cards for Kenyan children. Volunteers take them to orphanages in Nairobi, to brighten the holidays for children who may need a little extra love. If you want the children in your life to...
kevin-arnold's picture
Sep.27.2013
Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor (1935-2013) was among those slain in a terrorist attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.  Awoonor, 78, was also a statesman — he served as Ghana's representative to the United Nation from 1990 to 1994. He was in Kenya for the Storymoja Hay literary festival. Awoonor was...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Sep.22.2013
 The Lamplighter Movement has seventeen chapters in Africa. They are all struggling. with poverty, with violence, with child sexual abuse. Kenya is on my mind a lot as my newest chapter is in Kenya and it is a children’s chapter. Twenty children, all sexual abuse victims, all orphans, struggle...
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Sep.22.2013
It takes extreme heartlessness to lob grenades, to shoot people in the head, and hold them hostage. People who have nothing to do with any cause, who are just going about their daily lives, enjoying an evening out with their families, or tourists taking a break from the sights.  What happened on...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Aug.24.2013
I had a pleasant surprise at 5:00 this morning.  Our Lamplighter Movement facilitator, Pastor Ezekiel, in Migori Suna, Kenya called me. It was a delight to hear his excited voice. He wanted to let me know that he had 20 children in his chapter and that they were all working the REPAIR For Kids...
SusanVH's picture
Apr.17.2012
What's that old saying—if you want to judge the character of a man, take a look at his shoes? What if the man is actually an HIV/AIDS toddler abandoned in the slums of Kenya? And what if a pair of tattered shoes is virtually the child's only possession? Take a look at these powerful photos...
raymond-mallette's picture
Mar.14.2012
     I was 22 years old. My little friend of eight or so years was hungry and without many clothes. For a dollar and some change, I fed him. For a few more dollars I put clothes on his back and , perhaps, the first shoes on his feet he had ever felt. As I went through the gate,...
victoria-m-johnson's picture
Feb.22.2012
I had the honor of meeting a Maasai warrior during his recent visit to Silicon Valley. Sabore Ole Oyie, made an impression on me with his humor, storytelling ability, majestic qualities, and quiet strength.  Enjoying the conversation of our small gathering, I felt in the presence of...
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Feb.22.2012
The film The First Grader explores what can happen when we don't share Black history - in this case, the history of colonisation in Kenya - with the next generation.  The First Grader tells the story of Maruge, an elderly Kenyan man who has never learned to read and write, and who decides to...
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Jan.17.2012
By my normal patterns, I would be writing from Ohio right now, but all patterns have been broken. I am writing instead from Eldoret, a city of 200,000 in western Kenya. When my friends heard that I was planning a trip to Africa, the words "safari" and "lions" were a part of the conversation. The...