Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day Celebration in Mexico

Three Kings Day is when kids in Mexico celebrate Christmas, and it is the day when expectations are high and presents are opened. I recently volunteered at a Three Kings Day fundraising event for the construction of a cistern at a village school, and the kids from the community, ages 6-12, who attend this 3… Continue reading Three Kings Day Celebration in Mexico

China · Kenya · Nairobi · Photo Challenge · The Other Half · Weekly Prompt

The Other Half We Don’t See

We often think of the “other half” as the wealthy, but we find poverty throughout the world today. These are pictures I have taken on some of my travels that show how more than the ‘other half’ actually live. See more of this week’s photo weekly prompt contributions at https://weeklyprompts.com/2018/09/22/photo-challenge-the-other-half/ KENYA One of the numerous slums… Continue reading The Other Half We Don’t See

Blue · classes · Doors · Kenya · Thursday Doors

Color my Doors Blue

Thursday doors in blue brighten my day. In this Kenya educational complex, blue seemed to bring color, brightness, and hope to those who came to improve their skills, their minds, and their livelihood. And above each door the classrooms, offices and topics were identified.    https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/thursday-doors-october-13-2016/

computers · humor · Kenya · Nairobi · One Word Photo Challenge · school · slums · Youth

OWPC-Computers

In response to this week’s One Word Photo Challenge–Computers, I couldn’t do it with just one picture. The computer is just part of the story. It begins in the slums of Nairobi. In a small school and orphanage surviving on donations. Filled with eager youngsters. Equipped with one computer. https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/08/30/one-word-photo-challenge-computer/ https://haddonmusings.com/2016/08/31/senior-salon37/

homeless · Kenya · Nairobi · Rescue · Safety · Thursday Doors

Is This a Door to Safety?

While in Kenya a few years ago, a group of us worked in a school/orphanage/shelter for several days. This door led to the living quarters of homeless boys, and was considered a safe place for children residing in the slums of Nairobi. Would we consider this door an entrance to safety? Would you feel ‘rescued’ if  you… Continue reading Is This a Door to Safety?