One of the first things a VICS volunteer learns is that volunteering overseas is not about us – it’s about being present, building relationships, listening and learning. Some of us are lucky enough to develop a relationship that changes us. That was certainly true with us. Almost 30 years ago we volunteered in a tiny Kenyan village called Githirioni. We met a family who I have since called our guardian angel family. They taught us what was really important – handshakes, greetings, how to take a matatu (local transport) to the market, and how to buy food. Last year we were fortunate to see them again.
Cooking is not only part of the day, it’s a time for sharing.
breakfast – bread and tea cooking ugali tea break! cooking cabbage
sharing cultures – cooking pyrogies – Kenyan style