Well the weekend was….fun. Um, if you have a facebook you know that I went white water rafting on the Nile. NO class 1, 2, 3’s only 4-6’s, that’s what I’m talkin bout. Our guide Alex was hilarious, he was from Uganda. The trip took us 3 hours to get from Amagoro to Jinja; we stayed in a tent, which was awesome. We woke up for an all day excursion and started off on a class 4. After that we hit the next rapid, class 4. Then we headed for another class 4.Before the next one there was 3 Class 6 rapids flowing into one. Then we hit the big, class 5, rapid called “The bad place.” We passed that for a lunch of pineapple and water. Then we hit 3 class 4’s right after each other called Vengeance, Hair of the dog, and Kula Shaker. We flipped on Vengeance and that was all. After that we hit the last rapid Nile Special we got on dry land and had a huge barbeque and stayed another night at the campsite.
I’m doing fine and will be back soon.
Till next time
Today I had an all day outing at St. Peter’s Secondary school where we were introduced. (In Kenya they find it necessary to go all out in introducing new people) So the principle called together a parade, which is an outdoor assembly that all students attend, and of course we had to introduce ourselves. Right after parade we took the girls (all the girls form 1-4 (ages 14-22)) and taught them life skills on love. The girls were very good at answering our questions and also very good at asking questions. After that we were prepared to teach the boys, but of course we had to break for tea. Tea time was awesome we had buttered bread, boiled eggs, regular bread, and tea. After that we conquered the boys, and ate lunch consisting of beef, ugali, and greens. After that we taught kids how to use power point and excel. We drove home and it is now 7:21 pm local time
Till next time
Will “Mzungu” Maynard
Hey everybody I’m sorry for the wait I’ve been super busy between landing in Nairobi and helping the most awesome kids in the world. It’s been great here, I love, but it I’ll start from landing in Nairobi
Sunday- We land in Nairobi after two days of flying, trust me not an easy feat, after waiting in the longest line for visas, we walk down the steps to the bag pickup. We wait and wait no bags, we spread out (there were four conveyor belts), and we search. After an hour of searching we give up, get British Airways contact info, and set out for the Nairobi ACK guest house.
Monday- We woke up at 6:45 am local time (aka 11:45 pm in West Virginia), and we fly a domestic flight to Eldoret where Zach Drennen found the strength to wake up and come get us. When we got home we chilled for the rest of the day. Until we went to the bishop’s house for dinner, (it was delicious).
Tuesday- We split our paths today, I went with the other group (Bre Reed and Alexis Reed), to teach a class and work with kids on computers, my brother went to the hospital, and my dad went with zach to scope out land for a tower.
Wednesday- The same as Tuesday except I didn’t go to school with the girls in the morning I stayed with my dad. (This was also the day of my first Kenyan coke which tastes 5 million x better than regular coke)
Thursday- Sorry to be bland but I did the same thing as Wednesday.
Friday- Same thing!!!!!…… Except we went to a bar in Malaba which was awesome! (I got a sprite and an alvaro)
Saturday- Awesome day all day hike through a Jungle and we saw monkeys, and we ate at this place called Golf hotel.
Sunday- We went to church! The most awesome church ever called St. Thomas Amagoro in the Katakwa Dioceses. Later we went swimming later where I got Zach to swim to.
Monday (today)- We went to the Katakwa Secondary School where we taught a life skills class to people ages 15-24, then we went on an extreme (oh yes, I do mean extreme) climb up a mountain and could see kilometers and kilometers (miles and miles people in America). And know I’m sitting in our living room typing this word that you read back there <-, while the rest are eating. It is currently 7:15 pm local time.
Kenya is amazing I wish everyone who reads this blog has a chance to come over. Where the kids yell Mzungu (I’ll let you figure that word out) and everyone wants to shake your hand. It’s sort of like stepping back in time 50 years and everyone is nice.
I’ll try to update every day from now on.
Till next time,
Hey this is Will Maynard, tomorrow I’m leaving for Kenya, where I will work with the Elewana Project. This is my first time to a different continent! The Elewana Project works with schools. When I’m in Kenya I’ll be sure to post pictures and very descriptive blogs. I will try to post every day while I’m in Kenya unless I don’t have internet service then I’ll catch up the next day.
Kenya fun fact of the day-
Kenya has two seasons a rainy and a dry season
Till next time,