Lifesong Kenya is Finding a Lifeline

James Ouma
Posted February 8, 2016 from Kenya

There are many things that are happening ever since I embarked on what I am calling 'Running for My Life' after I had decided to run in my first marathon in order to raise funds for Lifesong Kenya. I am grateful for having the opportunity to impact the lives of children using buttons but I know, deep inside me, that Lifesong Kenya would achieve a lot more than what we are doing right now, if we had resources and funding available.

Today, Lifesong Kenya found a lifeline in the form of the learning pilot that we conducted in partnership with the Next Generation Global Education (NGGE). As we carried out the activities, the bright huge smiles on the faces of the children gave me joy. I looked back at how we had managed to get fuel and material for the day and I was happy, thankful and satisfied.

The children enjoyed every bit of it and even though I didn't sew buttons, I enjoyed the Skype chat the children had with Tracy Hanson, the founder of NGGE, the song, dance and the lesson we conducted. As the children said bye, I felt joyful and promised to go back for another lesson. I believe that this is a new beginning where Lifesong Kenya will keep finding new lifelines that will enable us to continue our work.

"Teacher James," one of the girls we met today called out as the group left. "Will you come back next week?"

"We will," I promised, praying for a new lifline to appear.

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Hikarlie
Feb 08, 2016
Feb 08, 2016

Dear Hawi, Thank you for your journal. This action is great. I hope you will be able to find a new lifeline, so do your best from now on!

Thank you.

James Ouma
Feb 08, 2016
Feb 08, 2016

Thank you Hikarlie for the extra life line!

James Ouma
Feb 08, 2016
Feb 08, 2016

Thank you Hikarlie for the extra life line!

Soumya Vilekar
Feb 09, 2016
Feb 09, 2016

Dear James,

It is truly a wondrous lifeline! The smile on faces of the innocents is priceless and valuable. Any small effort which brings this smile is worth a life line. Your initiative needs applaud and full support.

Best wishes,

Soumya

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