Climbing Kilimanjaro was no small deal. But it also wasn’t the only important thing Girl Impact did on this trip to Africa. Before the climb, the girls stayed in the dormitory of the Lumuru Girls School in Kenya– where they are running the UNICEF Scholarship Fund that they fundraised $50,000 for (sending 12 Kenyan girls through highschool).
It was a cultural exchange, of sorts. Here, our girls went to classes with the Kenyan girls (14hours/day sometimes!), slept in their dorms, (woke at 5am to do chores!) and ate their meals (rice and beans, rice and beans). Needless to say, this portion of the trip was extremely impactful on our Torontonian girls, where they came home with new friends, very new experiences, a new understanding of their values, and a deeper appreciation of education. This was a very rich experience, and one that can only be shared accurately by the girls themselves — if you are interested in hearing it first hand, please check out the blog HERE.
If you would like to see what it was like, have a look at this slideshow. It’s a collection of images from the overall experience in Kenya. In it you will see photos of the school, portraits of the Kenyan students, photos of our girls there, and our visit to the UNICEF school in the Kibera slums in Nairobi.
(To best make the show work, press play and pause, and LET THE SHOW FULLY LOAD. Then press play again. Voila!
If you are interested in supporting Girl Impact or the UNICEF Scholarship Fund, please go to www.girlimpact.org
Also, if you ordered one of my photos from the trip as part of the Photo Promise fundraiser, check back here tomorrow, and you can make your selection!!!