Tag Archives: Poverty

Football & Black Cats

We launched the hugely successful ‘Black Cats’ Sports Program; which initially used Football to attract street children, boys and girls from the rural and slum communities. When the kids are playing and training, they are distracted away from the dangers and pitfalls that goes with living on the street; this[…] Read More →

Children create their own family bonds

There are six small orphaned children here between the ages of 2 and 4 years old who have formed a family bond. When I give one a biscuit he or she will not leave me until I give them another 5 for their chums; if I don’t they will run[…] Read More →

Mama Sarah Obama

Mama Sarah Obama, 94 year old grandmother of USA President Barack Obama; whom I was fortunate to spend a couple of hours privately with; before she was due to visit her grandson, Barack in Washington DC. She is remarkably sharp and enthusiastic, with a great sense of humor. She talked[…] Read More →

The Hatch of the Termites

In recent times I have been sitting down to enjoying meals with large groups, not business lunches or ‘contrived’ dinner parties; but with families and/or a collection of friends, this is surprisingly novel to me. I appreciate good food and recognize that I really do enjoy the relaxed banter. Today[…] Read More →

New Nanny Goat

If I was asked what strikes me most here in rural Kenya, it is the real depth of poverty and pain. Watching children devouring a meal as if it may be their last or until whenever, certainly highlights for me that those in poverty really do live their lives “a[…] Read More →

The essential role of Education

I am seeing, first hand, the struggles and sacrifices parents make in a genuine attempt to better the lives of their children through education here in rural Africa. Once I was part of the same experience, disappointing my own parents in not taking the opportunity that I was given. However,[…] Read More →

New vocation as a Teacher

I am no longer painter, there ended up being more paint on the floor, myself and the children! I have a new vocation, as a Teacher, and have been invited around the local schools to give motivational talks about the real benefits of education, and generally discuss modern life in[…] Read More →

Extreme Poverty vs The Modern World

Living amongst extreme poverty is opening my eyes to how easily I getting bogged down with self-centred worries over my perceived position in modern sociality (size of my car/house/job title etc.). Yet, I do and will always enjoy material benefits including a hot shower, a Starbucks, electricity 24 x 7[…] Read More →