Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Another Week, Another Work Trip: Kisumu and Amagoro

This is the blog post equivalent of a "#latergram", because I actually went on this trip months ago but only just now got around to documenting it. I was fortunate enough to join my colleague last-minute on a weekend trip to Kisumu (a short flight from Nairobi) and Amagoro (a 3-hour-ish drive from Kisumu). Just check out the amazing view from our hotel:

This is one of the best parts of my job. I first had the opportunity to meet with Muslim women leaders, who shared some of their triumphs and challenges. Talking to Kenyans has taught me so much about what's going on here. I'm glad I have so many opportunities to get out of the office and have these important conversations.

The Kenyan students I've met are also generally extraordinarily bright, driven, and kind. The kids we met on this trip are either part of our English language programs or peace clubs we helped fund. There was more demand for our support than we could possibly supply, but those we have supported in limited ways are making a big difference in their communities.

I'll have to try and come back sometime for a proper vacation, as I'd love to eat fresh fish by that beautiful lake in the first photo I only admired from a distance this time. I don't think I'll ever get tired of exploring Kenya!

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