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... now. I keep saying all in Fiji time but really African time is the same as island time. All afternoon we discussed our hospital work and placement options as there are a few to choose from plus the projects we need to pick from what we are interested in and they are certainly very varied. Tonight is our welcome dinner with the head of the Odede hospital Fred. He is coming into Kisumu to welcome us.
Some views around the city of Kisumu. ...
... we would have just used buses or matatus. But you really need a much longer holiday than just two weeks. More on the driver later.
When I picked up my brother at Kisumu airport, we headed straight to Kakamega National Forest. Kakamega Forest is a tropical rain forest situated in the Western Province, of Kenya, North West of the capital Nairobi, and near to the border with Uganda. It is Kenya's only tropical rainforest and is said to be ...
... into it, you just want to do more to help. I think the best word I can use to describe the emotion is sadness. Sadness, why are there children in the world living like this. But you have to remember, education is the most crucial part of solving problems like jiggers in countries like Kenya. And you have to keep repeating yourself until your words are heard. For instance why do their teachers allow children come to school with dirty uniforms, dirty hair, ...
Hujambo = Do you have anything to say?
Umeshindaje = How was your dat? commonly used when you come back home, after being out most of the day.
I also learned about animals or wanyama wa porini (wild animals). My favourite is Kiboko, because it means both a hippo or a cane stick used to punish children! Not that I agree with physical punishment, but then again I have 14 misbehaved British teenagers coming in two weeks time for a one week camp to ...
... CES Thunder Bay have our work cut out for us over the next few years.
The Celebration of Faith was a very moving day. We all met at Bishop Sulumeti High School and all of the CES Catholic students were in attendance, along with the choirs from Bishop Sulumeti and St. Mary Goretti schools. Many teachers and support staff were also there. To have Father James of St. Agnes concelebrate the mass was very special. It was a chance to share our faith with our brother ...
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