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My name is Hannah Wesley. From late 2009 to early 2010 I spent 6 months volunteering at Flying Kites Leadership Academy in Njabini, Kenya. Due to the length of my stay, I was able to take on some interesting projects, including laying the groundwork for the Oasis program, which creates a network and support system for orphanages located in the slums. When I arrived home in May of 2010, I began working with them as the US based program manager for Oasis.
My initial posts were written as a volunteer for Flying Kites, but not necessarily about Flying Kites. I believe it to be an extraordinary organization that is literally saving the lives of orphaned children in Kenya, and I feel honored to have been a part of it’s early years. I first used this blog as a way to keep my friends and family updated on my life and experiences here, while also hoping to shine a little light on a dark area of the world that many people do not know much about.
While I have been terrible at posting since arriving back in the states, my goal will be to use this as a venue to speak about the amazing things we are accomplishing and keep people updated on my subsequent trips back to Flying Kites.
Enjoy, and please pass this link on to anyone who you think may enjoy reading about Kenya. To find out more about how you can help the community of Njabini, please visit Flying Kites’ website: www.flyingkitesglobal.org They are doing some amazing work here, and everyone should do what they can to give these children the education and life that all children deserve.
Please send me an email at hannah[at]flyingkitesglobal[dot]org if you have any questions or comments.