South African Adventure (part 1)

I have been back at home for a few days and can feel myself being swept up and away from my 2016 Song Exchange adventures. Before that happens I wanted to share stories and images from the South African leg of my journey. What an incredibly beautiful country! I was so thrilled to see and experience all that I did and I was especially happy with all of the different people I was able to connect with through song. It was such an incredibly rich experience. So rich, in fact, that I need to divide the adventure into several parts! First: I flew from Nairobi to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape where I was met by several friends for a 4 day adventure before settling into Song Exchange work in St

The River She is Flowing!

Wherever I go I try to make a point of getting outside to see the sunrise in the morning. My morning ritual at Daraja involves hiking around the campus, first heading to a high point above the school where I watch the sun rise behind Mount Kenya before heading down to the river. This is my third visit to Daraja Academy but the first time I have ever gone on the official "walk to the river" that all of the girls new to the school go on during their second day on campus. Daraja Academy relies on the nearby Uwaso Nanyuki River to provide water to maintain the campus, shower, water the milk cows, flush toilets, use in the kitchen, mop floors etc. Understanding it's importance is vital for everyo

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