Kenya was our first volunteer posting. We were ‘given’ a family (or maybe they were given us) that would guide and mentor us as we navigated a new culture. They not only taught us how to take local transport, buy at the market, and greet people, but they also became life-friends.
We’ve just returned from visiting them again. Thirty years, a multitude of challenges and life celebrations later, they are family. Volunteering not only gave us the chance to learn, but gave us a family. VICS’ two-year volunteer opportunity gives the gift of time – time to learn, time to grow and time to connect heart-to-heart. Here’s our family.
View through the front of the matatu (local transport). I love the flags on the dashboard! …and us inside before it filled up.
Visiting is coming home. We love being involved in all the daily activities! Whether making pyrogies (Kenyan style), learning to make ugali, cooked cabbage or chapatis, the end product is always an amazing meal!
Love the opportunity to do things together! Making bracelets is fun!
A walk to the shops.
New clothes, anyone?
Saying goodbye to family is always difficult.