JOSEPH, The soccer champion Soccer is a way of life for many young boys and girls. Some play because they love it and even dream of becoming professional footballers one day, but others use it as an escape — an escape from sadness, bullying, abuse, and even hunger, because playing helps them forget their lack..Read more
SUNDAY SCHOOL IN KENYA
SUNDAY SCHOOL Vivian, Jasmine and Mercy grew up in Baba Nyumbani — and a central part of their childhood, like most children in our micro communities, was Sunday School. The concept is universal: mornings spent with other kids learning about relationship with God, reading Bible stories and more. In Kenya, other Sunday School activities include..Read more
sowing KENYA FARMING The mornings start early, sometimes before the sun itself. Young children work alongside teenagers and parents in the fields, splitting duties among the family. That’s what it takes to run a farm — total participation. That’s because farming is both a family affair and a race. Not a race against one..Read more
ATTUNED TO THE MUSIC
ATTUNED TO THE MUSIC No one needs to convince Paulyne, Fernmonica or Lewinsky of the power of music. These girls are just a few who make their surroundings a little more beautiful with their art – art that takes the barriers out of language and, just maybe, some of the hurt out of life. “I..Read more
BIRTHDAYS AT BABA NYUMBANI
FIELD NOTES STORIES OF INSPIRATION AND EMPOWERMENT BIRTHDAYS AT BABA NYUMBANI In a community of more than 100 children, birthday candles are never too far from arm’s reach. But outside of these individual celebrations, Baba Nyumbani parents and staff hold communal celebrations three times a year – to make sure no one has a shortage..Read more
ONWARD AND UPWARD
Eleven students started their University journeys in diverse studies: everything from business and engineering to information technology and design.
A BRIGHT MIND AND FUTURE
An orphaned boy was drawn into the cycle of despair surrounding illicit chang’aa brewing, where oblivion can be had for just 20 cents. He found a way out.
BEAUTY FROM ASHES
Two sisters so traumatized by their abusive father they could barely speak to men. Today, they share their story freely to help others.