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Back Home- Slow lessons from the students of AFS

I was riding my bike the other night and it hit me. I’m back in Brooklyn. This wasn’t a revelation. We’ve been back from our African adventure for over a month. It wasn’t that I suddenly “woke up” riding my bike in Brooklyn. To the contrary…. it was this sinking feeling at how quickly our [...]

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Is it good or is it bad?

Joseph turned to me and smiled. “So life in the US…. is it good or is it bad?” We were moving along the ridge of a mountain from Narok to Nairobi, the view of the Rift valley in all its vastness spilled out before us. This question from our driver friend took me a moment [...]

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HandCrafting Justice

I write to you from the comfort of Jomo Kenyatta International airport. We have about an hour left on Kenyan soil and we are contemplating not only our journey, but return to daily life back in Brooklyn. The contrast to the glittering duty free and pricey food court is even sharper after the day, perhaps [...]

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Kwaheri Kenya, Habari Tanzania

For our next adventure, we headed out on the open road… to Tanzania!  The Olevolos Project, which is located just outside of Arusha, is a non-profit that supports orphans and families in the Olevolos community of Tanzania.  This may sound like a simple goal, but sleeping, eating and working on their site for 4 days [...]

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How do you take your tea?

As a tea lover in a country ruled by coffee lovers, it was a fun and refreshing visit to Kericho, the jewel city of Kenya's tea growing region. Our project was creating a video about sustainable tea growing as promoted and certified by the Rainforest Alliance. In Africa if you don't have oil, diamonds or [...]

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Kenyan kids get behind the camera

We've found Kenya to be a hard working place and in that spirit have been shooting like crazy! As we move on to new cities and projects we'll be working to write a bit more about our experiences. Till then "haraka haraka hiena baraka", "hurry hurry has no blessing." When we made a plan to [...]

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Masai Mara

On Monday morning we packed up and shipped out with the nurses on the 6 am bus to Masai Mara, an amazing national park and wildlife refuge in southern Kenya. After 10 days of hard work, we were ready for a few days of rest and sightseeing. But, alas, safaris are demanding! We were up [...]

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The morning walk to Mbaka Oromo

Most mornings since our arrival a week ago we've walked the hour+ to Mbaka Oromo School. This may sound far, but the walk is breathtaking (and mostly downhill!), so the time flies. We thought that since this was such an important part of our day, it would probably be good to take some photographs along [...]

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Mbaka Oromo choir time!

(In addition to our video shoots, we are also doing some teaching here in kenya. The following is an update by Katie on her progress with the Mbaka oromo choir.) I am sitting in the library one afternoon when I hear the sound of sweetly singing voices traveling across the courtyard. Realizing that the choir [...]

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Habari from Maseno!

(Forgive spelling errors and photo quality – this blog update is brought to you by Blackberry!) Greetings from Kenya! Well, we made it. After close to 24 hours on planes and in airports, we emerged from the Kisumu airport weary but electrified by the bustling Friday night scene before us. The road is full of [...]

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