When my kids were growing up, September always felt like “New Year’s” in our house. There was something about the fall season and the excitement of the new school year that got us back into a routine and setting goals for the coming months. We’d start going to bed earlier, register the kids for extra-curricular… Continue reading Ringing in the new (school) year
It’s back-to-school time here in Canada. Parents are running around this week, stocking up on supplies and picking out new outfits for their children to wear this fall. We all want to send our kids back to school feeling good about themselves; we want to do everything in our power to help them succeed, both… Continue reading Helping children succeed this fall
It’s September and all over the world, children have trooped back to school. It’s an exciting time of year for children. Bright eyes ready to read and write – it’s great to be a kid. But what if the kids have no school? We work with rural people in Kenya and Zambia and we know… Continue reading Back to school!
Last week I wrote about this village in Kenya, and how the Maasai people suffered from the agonizing trachoma disease, largely due to lack of water. After Operation Eyesight drilled a water borehole in 2007, everything began changing for these people. The difference between my first visit to Ongata Naado in 2006 (before the well… Continue reading Ongata Naado – a village transformed (Part 2 of 2)