In Which Our Heros Sing a Duet for 200 Kenyan School Children

David looking on as Michael’s wife, Angelina, prepares the rooster for eating.

Last week we spent two days in Kapenguria, Kenya at Daylight Center and School before traveling into the lowlands to visit the nomads. Here’s a brief view of what happened those two days.

Sunday  – Church was an energetic affair complete with a jumping Conga line of sorts around the sanctuary and a very loud chicken whose owner later placed it in the offertory. The rest of the day was spent learning how to make chapatis with Michael’s wife Angelina, and then David and I were treated to front row seats of the entire process of cooking a rooster from catching it, slaughtering it, cutting it up, and boiling it. David swore off all meat consumption several times during the process, but still happily ate three pieces of the unlucky rooster that night.

Monday at Daylight School – After meeting the teachers and touring the school grounds, I led a session on malaria prevention for the children. Then David led a short social studies session where we discussed the symbolism in the American and Kenyan flags, and the children sang the Kenyan national anthem for us. When we opened it up for questions from the group, of course the children asked us to sing our anthem. And so, in what was probably one of the most ridiculous and hilarious exploits of the Kroeker Maus duo thus far, we robustly sang the Star Spangled Banner (try translating that title in Swahili!) for not one, but two groups, totally around 200+ students and teachers.  The pinnacle of the day was planting some trees around Daylight. The teachers marked off the acre (70 paces) that we helped purchase, and then the kids lined up along the edges of it and shouted thanks.

Learning about pesky mosquitoes which carry malaria.

Lesson about the importance of sleeping under a mosquito net to prevent malaria.

Faith passing out the children’s morning porridge.

Faith plants a tree on the Daylight School grounds.

To read more about Daylight Center and School, which we were visiting during this trip, click here.


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