Thursday, October 29, 2015

All in Their Places with Bright Smiling Faces

When my daughter Val volunteered in Kenya for six months in 2010, she spent time at the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp at Maai Mahiu. Most of the homes were still tents held together by sticks. 

However she was able to witness the opening of Southern Cross Academy.
When she and I returned to Kenya in May of 2013, there had been many changes at the camp.
As well as at the school. 

Here it is 2015 and improvements have continued.

Through generous donations, the school has increased the number of classrooms it has. Still the need is great. One can’t look at these faces though and not be moved. Kids are kids no matter where they live or what their circumstances are. All any of them need is a chance. 

1 comment:

Denise said...

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Thanks for sharing the old & the new. Story to be continued, so keep the photos handy.