NMS has had many visitors this summer, including two adults and seven teens on a service trip from the Episcopal Church of St Mary the Virgin in San Francisco. On site from June 21st to July 2nd, the group was kept very busy. Their main service to the school was painting the exterior buildings, the guesthouse, the dining hall and the two dormitories.
Our trip to Africa really changed my life. You donʹt really understand how the people there are living until you live with them. I will be forever grateful for getting to experience it, and it is something I will never forget.
The group of youths participated in the annual school wide sports day where the student body was divided into four teams and members of the community at large were invited to participate. The teens bonded as a team, accomplished meaningful service and most importantly broadened their understanding of who their neighbors and, and how to love and serve.
Iʹm so thankful to have been able to witness such unbounded joy; like the children singing their hearts out and studying relentlessly every night even without power. I am forever changed by this spectacular and remarkable experience.
The Episcopal Church of St Mary the Virgin in San Francisco was also able to donate over $8900 to the school for its continued mission to serve the children of western Kenya.
Here are a few photos from their visit to the Nambale Magnet School
Kenya was a stunning experience for me. Interacting with the people and seeing their day‐to‐day lives was very captivating. It gave me a new outlook on poverty and the education system in a developing country.