“Curiosity gets a bad rap. My cat and I are both still alive and scratching.”
Below are answers to some questions I have been getting thrown at me. It is my own FAQ post! I feel so official.
When: I am leaving the states August 31st.
Where: Nairobi, Kenya and surrounding areas
What: For the first part of my adventure, I will be volunteering at the Hurumana Children’s Home and spending time with children who have been orphaned. I will be staying on site at the orphanage in a cozy building with other female volunteers.
The great (and scary) thing about this project is it is very open ended. Apparently, the people who run the orphanage do not like to order around volunteers. It is up to me to get myself involved in a project, or to start my own. I can make what ever I want out of this opportunity.
If I can get myself in gear, I am thinking about arranging a project more focused around art. I do not know if I will have the supplies to make everything I would like to of happen, but I would like to try any way. These are things I should plan out before I leave. But, will I? (If you don’t know the answer, see previous post.)
Here is the website of the place i will be:
For the rest of my stay, I will be working with a lion tracking program in Tsavo National Park.
I will, hopefully, not be too preoccupied to keep this site up to date so people can follow me through my projects.
And just so you know, yes Africa does have electricity. They do have internet. And, they have phone lines. So, I will be able to keep in contact when I find the time. Africa is not all wilderness, nor all desert, nor most things people like to think it is.