Where are They??

So, two of the teens who work at the center, Mr. Arnold and Ms. Adina,  went to Kenya to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. I am not sure about all the details of the program that they are in but it has something to do with sports and fitness.

Nevertheless,  lessons are created around Africa and Kenya on the account of them going there.

After reading, For you are a Kenyan Child by John Kay. The children spoke about how different Kenya must be for Mr. Arnold and Ms. Adina. Then, they wrote letters about how much they missed them.

Sensei Will, who knows more about the trip, stopped by and showed them pictures of  how far Mr. Arnold and Ms. Adina were up the mountain. He also showed them the photos that they posted on the Mary Mitchell Center’s Facebook page. They kids went wild seeing those pictures!!  It was something to see Mr. Arnold and Ms. Adina  sitting around a campfire, sleeping in camping tents and also affixed to a mountain. The pictures made the trip to Kenya more real. It also calmed the children down a bit seeing how much fun their instructors are having over in Africa. (I think some of the kids thought Mr. Arnold and Ms. Adina were not having a blast in Africa. For a while they were sad that they ever went away and one of them said, that she didn’t think they were ever going to return).

After seeing the photos and talking about Kenya, they felt more satisfied about the trip and their instructors going.      IMG_9975

Charles from Ghana

His name is Charles. He is from Ghana. And this is his Story.

I was born healthy. However, at  the age of 3 I got a disease called Polio. There were a lot of people catching it and dying. My mother took me to the doctor who gave me a shot  which probably prevented death but left me crippled. I’ve been walking with crutches all my life.

I came to America a few years ago to get an education. However, I am not in school currently because I overstayed my visa. Now I am working to become legal so I could apply to school. After I finish school, I plan to go straight back to Africa. I don’t want to live in America.

Yes, education is much better in Africa but it’s also expensive. Here, in America, anyone can go to school. All you need is determination. I want to go to an university on the internet and get a free education.

With the education that I obtain, I would be able to help my people out more. I am the director of an non-government organization. With my organization and education background, I will be better off. My organization helps people with disabilities and those affected by disasters. It also has an orphanage, farming and tourism.

I aim to go to school for journalism and with a radio and TV background would be able to publicize my organization. I would like my organization to be between America and Ghana.

I have five children and my wife died in March.