With Destination Impact we travel to some of the poorest areas in the world serving people of color as best we can. Admittedly, we have been taking on some of the smaller challenges because it’s easier - donating school supplies, shoes, and clothes, funding scholarships, and building a library. For a while now, I had been aware that the village in Zagora that Destination Impact serves was in need of clean water. I was told it would take upwards of fifteen thousand dollars to set up the right infrastructure to fix it. Because that seemed like too big of a problem to fix, I turned a blind eye to the families of 15-20 persons who live off 10.5 gallons of water per week.
We get a lot of questions like "Why Kenya?". Our response is almost always "Then where else?". There are far too many reasons why you would want to venture across the globe to visit such an intriguing place with a palpable tribal culture as well as a booming contemporary atmosphere. We tried to boil it down to just 5. Tell us what you think.
This year coming back to Nairobi feels like a homecoming. On the plane ride here, I found myself educating first-timers about the country's beauty, the people, and the state of education. And as I exited the airport into the warm embrace of old friends and familiar scents, I remembered how much of an impression this place left on me. Being back in Kenya just reaffirms the reason why Destination Teach works so hard to further our mission. This place has an undeniable charm that will tantalize anyone that crosses its borders.
This year, a wonderful group of travelers will join me, and I am so excited for them to experience this country and become a part of this movement. Together we will change the face of American volunteerism abroad. Together we will dig deeper into the plight of underserved communities. Together we will uplift the educators who have been working tirelessly with minimal support.
Right now, there is no place I'd rather be...