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Today was the fourth day working on the project in Kenya. Our project is making bathrooms for Vision Star school, because they don't have any. We have made very good progress on our project. There are also four other local construction workers telling us what to do! We work on the project in the mornings and then in the evenings it is fun time in Kenya. We play with the kids from Vision Star school quite a bit. They love singing songs and saying poems. Their ages are from 3 to 7. There is 105 students at the school with three different classrooms and three teachers. Another place we went after work was Furaha Foundation. This is a place where orphaned children go. There are many children of all ages. We made paper airplanes and they had never seen that before so they thought that was pretty cool. The boys and I had a competition to see who could fly theirs the farthest. An eight year old boy named Kevin won. He was my little buddy! We also bathed the small children before bed time. On the third day we went to Mama Kenya and learned about the Kenyan culture. So far my experience here has been amazing and I am excited to get the toilets done so the children have a sanitary place to go to the bathroom!
Today is my second day at my host families home
! I have met 8 of the people that I will be working with for the next two weeks. I am excited to get started on the project! But before the project starts we had to get some things settled in the office and get a Kenyan phone. We spend our off time at the host families home hanging out and playing with all of the children!
I would like to thank everyone who has prayed and blessed me to go on this trip. In this photo there is a suitcase filled with donations I have been given and gathered. I am extremely excited to distribute these items once I get there. I will also be buying more donations once I get there. It is just one day untill I start this extraordinary adventure, and I can't wait to see what lies ahead!
Le grand jour est arrivé! Je quitte aujourd’hui pour le Kenya. Aujourd’hui je dois affronter un vol de 8h, une escale de 4h et un autre vol de 7h. Un petit dodo à Nairobi et op demain un 4h de 4X4 direction Nayuki. Je vais donner des nouvelles quand je vais avoir accès à internet. Bon été tout le monde!!
Hi! I'm Jayda from the US. I will be traveling to Nanyuki, Kenya, where I will be participating in the High School Specials Care & Community Project. As my departure date of July 29 approaches, I get even more excited! This project will allow me to immerse myself in the local culture, living with a host family and helping bring a smile to the faces of some of the vulnerable children in the local community. Thanks to all my friends and family that have been extremely supportive through donations and prayers:) I will share my experiences through this blog. Feel free to follow me on this adventure!