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The death of my friend Max the rhino



It is with great sadness and admittedly anger, that I must report the poaching of Max the rhino who I befriended at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in 2009.


Even though his horn was removed by the conservancy officers, he was still murdered, his face and what little of was left of his horn taken.


With deep sadness,

 Lee (Chege)

Added by Lee Rother, PhD on August 9, 2011 at 15:26 — No Comments

Kimani Maruge

Perhaps others are aware but I was not when I inquired about the movie First Grader in my last entry that Kimani Maruge had passed away at the age of 90.


I have met so many fantastic people and been treated like family, literally, in Kenya.  It is my loss that I never met Kimani Maruge.   My deepest regrets to his family, friends, 'class mates' and teachers.



Added by Lee Rother, PhD on June 5, 2011 at 15:59 — No Comments

Movie the First Grader



Has anyone gone to see the movie The First Grader, the true story of the Kimani Maruge, 84 years old, who entered grade one for the first time?


Also, I will not be able to return to Kenya this summer.  This saddens me very much.  Hopefully next year.



Added by Lee Rother, PhD on June 5, 2011 at 15:51 — No Comments

Media Literacy in Nigeria

Youth Media in Nigeria

Lee Rother, PhD

In March 2006, I spent three incredibly rewarding and challenging weeks in Western Nigeria introducing Media Education to hundreds of primary and secondary students and their educators in numerous schools. My experiences in Nigeria came at the invitation of the Youth for Technology Organization, and Martins Akpan; the co-coordinator of Teens Resource Centre and producer of a community cable program titled TEENSWORLD on MCTV. This… Continue

Added by Lee Rother, PhD on April 24, 2009 at 14:05 — No Comments


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