"The joy that compassion brings is one of the best-kept secrets of humanity." --Henri Nouwen
Trip Alumni Projects
We hope trip participants will engage and remain connected with our partners in the developing world and join us in the fight for peace, freedom, social justice, and environmental responsibility. Below are a list of some of the projects former trip goers have created.
Global Connections leads two different sponsorship programs for the Kenyan children with which we work. Trip Alumni started the Godparent Program for the 41 Boarders at the Limuru Children's Centre. Additionally, a child sponsorship program for 350 Day Kids is administered through The Happy Africa Foundation. Please visit their site as we are currently in need of additional $40/month sponsorships for our children.
A group of Global Connections Trip Alumni are working with local partners to make high school (secondary school) a possibility for more children. Uhuru Child purposes to work in areas where schools like this are often fortresses of hope for future generations.
Since the start of 2008, there has been a 50 percent rise in food prices which has led many people to drastically reduce their daily diets. In light of this need, a former traveler has started a food relief program where $3,000 can feed 5,000 people for two weeks. Watch Video
Tigoni Scholarship Fund
The fund currently sends 44 scholars to various secondary schools. The ripple effect of this fund has already been felt throughout the community. Although primary school in Kenya is free, the cost of secondary (high) school is often equivalent to one year's salary.
For the Kids
For the Kids is the annual fundraiser for the Limuru Children's Centre spearheaded by alumnus Bryan Mitchell. Click the link above to join Global Connections Alumni as they raise money to feed, clothe and shelter more than 350 Kenyan children! In the last two years, over $123,000 has been donated to support the children of the LCC.