We are getting good news every week, it seems – a nice place to be in! We have a lead on possible land in Kisii, the city we are most interested in establishing our school. I have a meeting with a wonderful professional photog in about 10 days to discuss how we can facilitate him documenting our process from inception (well, almost) to teaching our first classes of girls. Most everyone I speak to about this wants to donate, so we are working hard to get the website up and running – especially the donations button, of course! – and will be rotating photos of our most recent trip in and out. An article about our endeavor is in the works and will be published in the next few weeks by our School of Public Health (SPH) communications director, and there will be photo murals on the wall with museum-like captions somewhere in our school. Finally, we are planning our second trip to Kenya at the end of this year. On this trip, we will stay in Kisii and it will be our first foray into getting around without someone there to constantly hold our hands. I’m glad there will be a group of us, at least!
Often I don’t feel as though I’m doing that much when it comes to the planning processes for Msomi, but then I look back at that first paragraph and realize I’m doing fairly well – especially when I have such a fantastic team of folks who are working just as hard. Little bit by little bit, we will get through these start up times; I know this beyond the shadow of a doubt.
My next blog will tell a story from our adventures in Kenya the first time around; I do hope you’ll come back to read it. We learned so much while we were there and I’d love to share as much as possible with as many people as are willing to hear!
Kwaheri for now –