We have had a bump in our carefully scheduled plans but we have successfully arrived in Nairobi. We had an amazing experience during a 2 hour walking safari at Lake Naivasha. It is a rare that we are ever afforded an opportunity to walk amongst giraffe, wildebeast, zebra and others in their environment. It was moving and peaceful.
We left Naivasha for Nairobi and got moved to a different hotel and it was a bit of a mess. But we are all settled in now and it is fine. The major complication is that there is no wireless internet here and we have to pay to use the business center so that is why you have not heard from your students. I apologize for that but again, everyone is well.
We went to this amazing celebration at St. Alyosius Gonzaga on Sunday! Much to our surprise Father Charlton presented us with a plaque for Brebeuf, thanking us for our continued support. It was a festive and grand day.
Today we visited a bead factory and a flip flop factory in the morning and headed to St. Alys for the afternoon. The students spent time in classes and with their host student. They seemed to really enjoy this. We also walked into Kibera so that the group could see the old school and to experience the massive slum. We have not had reflection yet tonight but I imagine there will be a lot of thoughts on the experience.
Tomorrow we will go back to St. Alys for the afternoon and then say goodbye to our friends there. It is hard to believe the journey is coming to an end.
I'll still work on getting students to be able to blog but it is a hurdle right now. We will see you all very soon.