Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pipe Cleaners for Cura

James made a pipe cleaner man that he wanted to show the new calf...

Sundays are fun in Cura because the schedule is loose after church is out... so we brought art supplies and jump ropes and candy and socks, all donated by well-wishers from the other side of the planet. 
(You know who you are!)

Sharon couldn't decide whether she wanted to start with the pipe cleaners or the construction paper...

Maxwell started a colorful glasses trend! 

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Gilbert and I brought apples and bananas to Cura yesterday, thanks to generous children and their parents in Alki (Seattle) -- many thanks to Simone for organizing their efforts!

This morning, I met with Nairobi's Roots and Shoots program director, Linus, to dream up exciting programs for Cura Secondary School.

This week has primarily been about meetings like this one: to connect with organizations whose missions align with ours and to explore ways to partner for mutual benefit. This kind of work is inspiring for me, though I confess that it's not particularly photogenic!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Balloons in the Shape of our Heads

Yesterday, Cura volunteer and supporter, Jenn, came with me for a quick visit. This was her return after a year away, so we celebrated her return with what were supposed to be balloon animals...

There was excited talk about making giraffes and crocodiles and buffalo... but we really mostly ended up with snakes. And balloons in the shape of Henry's head.