Just a Week

Since returning from my adventure on Kili, my life in Nairobi has been busy! I had hoped to do another interview for the blog with one of our leaders, but I haven’t had the chance. So, I thought I’d share a little about the past week and a half.
Things are moving along quite well at our projects in Kibera. Robert Elrod, a medical student from Nashville, started interning with our health clinic last week. He and Nurse Olive have completed basic health assessments on all of our primary school students. He has already been a huge help, and I’m excited to see the progress we make this month in the clinic.
It's nice to have a registered nurse and medical student running our clinic. I would have sent this kid for surgery based on his crying after he fell in the playground.

It’s nice to have a registered nurse and medical student running our clinic. I would have sent this kid for surgery based on his crying after he fell in the playground. Obviously, from the photo, he was fine.

Our primary school completed term 1 with end of term exams and celebrated today with the closing ceremony. Students are out of school for April, and we will be doing professional development for teachers and tutoring for class 8. Today at our closing ceremony, we encouraged the students to continue in their studies and have a Happy Easter! We had a great turnout for the parents meeting today and continue to be encouraged by our parents and their involvement in the school and students’ education.
The kids listen during closing ceremony for Term 1.

The kids listen during closing ceremony for Term 1.

Some of my favorite times every week are during the teachers daily prayer and praise time after the kids are dismissed.

Some of my favorite times every week are during the teachers daily prayer and praise time after the kids are dismissed.

Also, my friend, Ava Darnell, owner of Slumlove Sweater Company was in town for a visit. We had many great laughs together and got a lot accomplished for her company. We met with some potential new suppliers and had the opportunity to connect with other business owners in Kenya who are striving to run ethical, fair trade companies that benefit their employees and customers. We also found a market full of great products made by Kenyan artisans!
Ava is so talented. Here are some of our drawings for her fall collection. Photo credits to Ava Darnell.

Ava is so talented. Here are some of her drawings for Slumlove’s fall collection. Photo credits to Ava Darnell.

Lastly, on a more personal note…I found out this week that I’ll be having another niece! Can’t wait to start shopping!
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After a busy couple of weeks, I’m ready for our Easter trip to the beach! Looking forward to spending some time on the Kenyan coast this weekend with great friends.

One thought on “Just a Week

  1. We have loved keeping up with all you are doing and helping with, Lauren. Thanks for keeping us posted. Miss you and love you. Rachel and Billy

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