Kenya: Exciting News!

So many beautiful sites were seen during the Kenya trip in June, here's another one. We saw the new Baraka Hospital, during construction, while touring the clinic. These 2 photos were taken at that time. Following the photos is part of the Me To We announcement about the opening of that hospital. HOORAY! Kenya? What is she talking about? Read the Part 1 and Part 2 blog posts about my experience. On a sunny afternoon, thousands of parents, children and elders came out to celebrate one of the biggest milestones in Narok County’s history: the opening of Baraka Hospital! As community members filled the hospital’s front lawn, they celebrated this proud and exciting moment with traditional Maasai

Kenya: An Exceptional Experience, Part 2

Kisaruni Girls Secondary School It was amazing how much we did during those 6 days. The visit with the biggest impact on me (personally) was this girls’ school. The tour was done by the older girls, they proudly explained the purpose of the various classrooms on the campus. The young ladies live at the school, many are miles away from their families. But despite the distance, their desire for an education was clear. Their drive for improving their lives and their communities was evident. The Group (Travel Professionals and A Medical Professional) I thought the tour was the extent of our visit, but we were headed to a larger building. On the way, casual conversations with some of the young la

Kenya: An Exceptional Experience, Part 1

In June 2016, I went to Kenya on a trip hosted by the ME to WE organization. My first trip to Kenya was on a safari in 1987 and it was great. This latest experience included service, cultural immersion, safaris, shopping, and unexpected bonuses. It was phenomenal! This blog is a high level overview, a lot of detail will not be covered. I hope it does convey how profound an experience this was for me. What is ME to WE? This organization was started ten years ago as the supporting partner of Free The Children. Free The Children has been making a difference in adopted communities for 21 years. They apply their five pillars (education, water, health, food, opportunity) to their communities. ME t

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