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Adventures on Rusinga Island


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Public Health in the Schools

Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | Views [604]

Thursday 6/7 The boys did not return today, which is fine. Today was the first day Meshack and I went to schools to administer the water and sanitation surveys. I spoke with the teacher and Meshack with the students. All in all, I think it ... Read more >

Tags: public health, reproductive health, sanitation, schools, survey, walking, water

First day teaching

Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | Views [422]

Wednesday 6/6 Today Mark and Alphonce left for Kisumu to buy some stuff for the community center project Mark is working on. So I was sort of left on my own, but it ended up being really awesome. So I spent essentially my entire day today ... Read more >

Tags: first day, meeting new people, nursery school, rusinga island, teacher

Luckiest Day Ever

Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | Views [702]

Tuesday 6/5 So yesterday's entry was done in the morning, and since then SO MUCH has happened!!  First we must go back to Monday. Monday I met with the nurse, Magdalene, to try and find a place for me in the clinic. Unfortunately, they really don’t ... Read more >

Tags: clinic, kenya, public health, rusinga island, safety, sanitation, schools, water, water pumps

First Weekend!

Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | Views [549]

Monday 6/4 Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! These past few days have been quite busy for days off. On Saturday Mark and I went with Adam to Mbita, which is the closest town to us. We took a piki piki (or motorbike), which was an experience.... Read more >

Tags: children, hippo, island, rusinga island, town, village

Random Elaboration about the Island

Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | Views [903]

Saturday 6/2 Last night I experienced my first rainstorm, which scared me to death. The roof is made of tin, so even a drizzle is deafening. I woke in the middle of the night and thought the roof was going to crash on me. I could have sworn ... Read more >

Tags: animals, funeral, rainstorm, transportation

Exciting Chance to Change the Life of a Child

Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | Views [654]

Friday 6/1 So I’ve been here what? 48 hours? And now I am an actual member of the Trust. Not just a volunteer. I have taken on a coordinating role with the child sponsorship program run by RIT. It is a big undertaking, but I am really excited ... Read more >

Tags: child sponsorship, kenya, school

I Made it to the Island!

Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | Views [642]

Thursday 5/31 So last night was my first night on Rusinga. I was asleep by 9 pm and awake y 3:30 am. The same thing happened last night in Nairobi, so I’m guessing it is the jetlag. Luckily I have not been tired in the least, but I do hope ... Read more >

Tags: first day, initial observations, island, kenya, rusinga

Sorry Guys....

Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | Views [547]

So as you obviously noticed I have not uploaded anything from my trip. Sorry about that, truly. But I DID write in a journal over there, and now I am uploading those entries one at a time so you can read them if you so choose! I hope you do. I had an ... Read more >

First Things First

Sunday, 27 May 2012 | Views [606]

Hello All! If you are reading this, you are most likely a family member or friend, and know about me and my trip. In case you do not, hi I'm Jill Jahns and I will be spending 7 weeks off the Kenyan coast of Lake Victoria, on Rusinga Island. I am fortunate ... Read more >



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