Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Ngong, Kenya
Jul 20, 2010 - Tuesday 20th July
In Kenya! Still don't seem to be in a daily routine at Sidai orphanage. After a 25 minute walk, got there 8.30, and was sent back the way i came to cook in the slum. Before Sidai was where it is, it was situated in the slum tucked in the centre of Ngong - very well hidden, I would never have known it was there if i wasn't showed! Anyway, Sidai moved out of the slum into a large house just out of town, but as some of the kids from the slum are too small to walk the distance they are still taught in the old orphanage. Today we went there to...Jump to full entry
Jul 18, 2010 - Stop that monkey!
Today was fun :) Up early to experience a church service at 8.15am at Cornerstone Church, Karen. This is the church our host family attend. It was interesting to see, quite a lot of singing. A lot of the service talked about how thankful they were for everything, they are so appreciative even of life itself, and see the best in every situation. At the end, they called up all the Mzungus to the stage, to introduce ourselves. Was a little intimidating, but we were rewarded afterwards with Chai (a milky tea) and Mandazi (like donuts, they are...Jump to full entry
Jul 16, 2010 - Cold Showers :S
One of the hardest things ever - baltic shower! I was the only one that screamed, woops haha! So today was 1st day of placement. Sidai has around 40-50 children, from one year to about 13 years. When I arrived, i was shown straight away what the mornings chores were - it soon became apparant that it was very much the children's responsiblity to do the chores, it's always them showing me what to do, the adults don't play much part. I spent the first hour chopping cabbages and carrots for lunch - and with a blunt knife, it's not so easy! It...Jump to full entry