Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Adventure Begins!

Dear Friends,  

Tomorrow we leave bright and early for Kenya to begin building The Kibera School for Girls and Shining Hope Community Compound.  This compound, a recent development thanks to the American Friends of Kenya, will include The Kibera School for Girls (the first school for girls and only free school in all of Kibera), the Kibera Free Health Clinic (the only free health clinic in the slum), the Dennis Silver Memorial Family Library, The Women's Microfinance Empowerment Center and the SHOFCO Youth Center.  

We're very excited about this amazing beginning.  Our time in Kenya will be non-stop.  We arrive late the 16th and begin meeting with teachers early in the morning on the 17th.  This time will also be tremendously satisfying, humbling, and filled with lessons.  We will keep you posted on all of the details.  Follow the play by play here!

Thanks for your support,

Jess and Kennedy 


  1. Hey Kennedy, congratulations, sounds like you've got a lot of things going on! Great to see the blog, too, I've become a follower so I can keep up to date with what you're all doing. All the best and still hoping to catch you before you head back to the US.

  2. Kennedy & Jessica, our thoughts and hopes are with you! We know it will be wonderful.

    Rob, Sunny, Sam, and Annie

  3. Kennedy and Jessica, You are amazing and I'm so proud of you and your work! I'll be following your every move. Thank you for what you are doing!



  4. My thoughts are with you every day as this wild ride begins! I know that all good things come to those with true hearts so any speed bumps you encounter will be little. I am reserving one bag for any last mintue things you want me to bring on the 10th. CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!


  5. Good luck Jessica and Kennedy. Please keep us posted and let us know what we can do to help state side!

  6. All so exciting! I'd love to hear more about the Women's empowerment center.