September 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Sometimes we Know it in the Heart

Is this not relly a beautiful flag? Now i want to imagine what message this flag in a heart conveys. How lovely it would be at the centre of a compass,showing the many directions love can reach out .Then each country chapter would have such a flag to symbolise loyalty,patriotism love.

2 Teach is 2 Touch Souls/Hearts.Teachers touch the hearts of kids,sometimes more than parents.Look,teachers spend more hours with the kids than the parents… Continue

Added by Dan Andrew Otedo on September 30, 2009 at 14:17 — 1 Comment

Obama's Speech:Let Children Get The Inspiration

What the heck of this was 'to allow /not to air the “Obamaspeech” to schools about? Denial of basic freedoms like those of listening and participation only plays reverse psychology. Someone needed schooling about this.

Some food for thought, I must have read somewhere that rules are not valid because the senate passed them, or because heroes played by them, or because God pronounced them through Moses or Mohammed; they are valid only if and when… Continue

Added by Dan Andrew Otedo on September 20, 2009 at 16:00 — No Comments

Connecting with peers

As a wildlife biologist and someone whose favorite animal is the elephant, and still is I might add, I have always wanted to visit Africa. However, I didn’t want to make the journey until I had a greater purpose than merely being a tourist. Some countries it seems like being a tourist is sufficient, but I never felt that about going to Africa.

Early in 2009, I wondered if there was a Teachers Without Borders, like other ‘Without Borders’ organizations, so I went online to check it… Continue

Added by Alison Stuart on September 11, 2009 at 21:54 — 4 Comments

"...with tears welling up in his eyes."

It was the last day of workshops at Utumishi Academy in the Naivasha district and one of our Kenyan facilitators sat in front of me with tears welling up in his eyes. This was a teacher who was part of the workshops last year, and this year worked with us, teachers from North America, as a facilitator. He is an excellent teacher and a valuable member of the team. It would be difficult for us to go our separate ways.

Last year’s experience in the Naivasha district was a wonderful one.… Continue

Added by Dennis Kuzenko on September 11, 2009 at 8:13 — 2 Comments

volunteer opportunities overseas in developing countries

While helping my daughter research Gap Year volunteer opportunities overseas, I've become amazed at the different opportunities by a seeming multitude of groups and organizations. I've was also surprised at the cost to be a volunteer. The six week trip will cost her many thousands of dollars. There does seem to be a wide range of costs, however. I've been subscribing for awhile to and these regular newsletters and described a host of volunteer as well as internship and student… Continue

Added by Ida Freer on September 10, 2009 at 22:38 — 1 Comment

Reflections on Kenya II

This was my second trip to Kenya with TWB Canada. The first

trip was veiled with my own romantic notions of Africa which is so

often the case when visiting countries about which you’ve already seen

hundreds of images and movies. These clichés float around your head

interfering with what you’re actually seeing. I felt a little wiser

this time, a little more truthful in accepting what I was seeing.

If idealism propelled me last year, it was inquiry that guided… Continue

Added by Silvia Knittel on September 8, 2009 at 20:20 — No Comments

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