A Lesson in Love

By: Yaqing, Work-Study Nakuru The water is a mystery here. Before I came here, I got used to the idea of no hot showers. And I figured I could tolerate that. When I arrived here, I was told that there is not even cold running water. We use water from a big tank, and the water company comes…

Inspiration and Secret Spaces

By: Innocent, Work-Study Nakuru The mood at the Nakuru centre has settled down. It seems like we have become accustomed to each other.  I have settled into the lifestyle, and it almost seems like home now. From a Ted Talk night, movie night, a trip to the river, and raffles, this week was filled by many…

6 Month Marker: A Co-Director Reflects

By:  Aggie, Co-Director Kenya Last week was the last week of my stay here before going home for holidays! It was a very reflective week, full of summarizing thoughts about the past six months.  The time here in Kenya always flies.  Every day is full of unknown, adventure, surprise. There were days which kept you…

Transition

By:  Ana, Work Study Nakuru My name is Ana and I am from Valencia, a city on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.  I left my country almost eight years ago to move to London (UK).  I have also lived in New Zealand and Australia, but there has always be one place, one continent that made…

Beautiful Children, Beautiful Kenya

By:  Aggie, Co-Director Kenya My name is Aggie and I`ve been volunteering in Nakuru Center for nearly 6 months now. Time is flying by unbelievably fast here, it feels like Christmas was only yesterday and now it is already Easter! We are continuing the work with our kids, having homework club and giving individual assistance and…

Urban and Rural Lifestyles

By: Edita, Co-Director Nakuru It is my third month being here and I am discovering different sides of Kenya. This week our work-study volunteer Lisa and I went for a one day trip to East Pokot. East Pokot is a tribal area in Baringo County. The idea to visit this area came to our mind…

Nakuru and the Importance of Education

By: Isabel, Co-Director Nakuru My name is Isabel and I am a co-Director at Nakuru Centre in Kenya. As one of the Co-Directors of the centre and having stayed here for one and a half months, I have managed to become close to the kids. It’s even easier to interact with them since I am Kenyan. We…

Volunteers visit Kenya

By: Mike, Co-Director Kenya  My name is Mike and I am a co-Director in Nakuru from Johannesburg, South Africa. I have been here at the centre for almost four months and am enjoying the learning experience that the centre is providing me with. This week has seen a lot of action on many different fronts….

Same City, New View

  By: Isabel, Co-Director Nakuru My name is Isabel. I am a new Co-Director at the Nakuru IHF centre and this is my second week here. I come from Nakuru so adjusting to the centre has been easier for me. I feel like I am still at home, except for the big family of children…

Nakuru’s Family Grows

  By: Edita, Co-Director Nakuru My name is Edita, I am a Co-Director at the IHF Nakuru centre in Kenya. I originally come from Lithuania, but for the last three years I have been living in different European countries due to studies and work. It has been only two weeks since I became part of…