Sunlit Sunday in Kenya

22nd February

My daughter is in Kenya.  She returns home to us tomorrow. How different will she be? Not in looks but behind her beautiful brown eyes. How will she have been affected?  How will her experiences shape her future, the woman she is

 

becoming, the woman she will become? It may not be obvious as her plane touches down tomorrow early morning but in the days, weeks and months to come, I wonder. 

The Nasio Trust has been phenomenal in keeping us as parents informed about our volunteering children and the activities they have undertaken. We have been able to follow them on a daily basis which has been an unexpected pleasure. We had no expectation of being kept informed, all the young people were asked not to bring phones, iPods etc so we thought, assumed, expected not to hear from them until airport arrival. Thank you to The Nasio Trust. I wouldn't hesitate to send my younger child with you. What an incredible charity you are, what an amazing thing you do and how well you look after your volunteers. The founder of the trust this year won Inspirational Woman of the Year here in the UK and I can see why. Nancy has a personality and enthusiasm that is infectious and a vision along with her team of dedicated people that will directly reach out and better and help orphans in Kenya. I believe this will be a charity that now stays close to the hearts of our family forever.  


















I am not commenting on these photos on purpose. I think they speak for themselves. The fact that 15 year olds from the UK have had the privilege and ability to experience this different world to their own is truly fantastic. How many will return again as adults? Our future generation...

Sharing my thoughts with you and in conjunction with Karen for Sunlit Sunday. Do follow the link and see what others are posting today. 


           ❤️ Enjoy your Sunday  ❤️

26 comments:

  1. I am sure that this experience will have had an affect on your daughter in the most amazing way. It is obviously a great charity doing great work, not just for the children that it works with in Kenya, but for the children that it works with from the UK as well. That is more than doubly good isn't it. Definitely a sunlit moment worth celebrating! xx

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  2. As a fellow mum of a daughter on the trip, you've summed it all up beautifully! What an experience for them all, and what hopes we have for how this will have touched them and opened their eyes to other lives and what is possible for them moving forward.

    Looking forward to getting my daughter back and seeing how she has changed - not too much hopefully! What a fabulous charity, bringing hope and opportunity to so many x

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    1. So proud and can't wait for my Ella hug. As I'm sure you are the same too We are lucky parents x

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  3. How wonderful that your daughter has had this opportunity! For sure this will open her eyes to a world much greater than what she has been used to.

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  4. Reading about charities like this and about young people like your daughter, we can look forward with optimism.
    This is a sunlit post, literally and figuratively.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I have faith in the future generations despite what we hear in the papers

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  5. Selma, it seems to me that your daughter will have learned so many wonderful lessons about life in a short time, immersed in such generosity, understanding, and respect for others, that may have taken her longer, otherwise. What an opportunity!

    Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

    Poppy

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  6. What an amazing opportunity for your daughter! How lucky she is and the children she is working with.

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    1. She is and they are. But she really is. I hope she makes/made the best of it

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  7. What a fabulous experience she has had. You are so right she will be changed, mush for the better if that is even possible.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. What an incredible experience for all involved. It will change her.

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  9. I think that is incredibly awesome and I hope that every one of those 15 year olds are touched in such a way that they will make a difference in the world wherever they go, whatever they do. The school I am at is an IBO World School which is supposed to be big on community service and yet our kids have never taken a trip like this. My girlfriend's son in Qatar took a similar trip to Nepal for 2 weeks. The teachers were the only ones in communication with the parents. The kids were asked to leave all technology behind. That in itself is an excellent rule and much needed in this day and age. Kudos to your daughter, all the other students involved and the lovely people at the charity. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy. Prior to going they had a year if hard fundraising as a team of youngsters. They had to not only raise the funds to get there but to raise the money for the work they were to undertake there also. In total in 13 months they raised £30,000. An amazing achievement in which they learnt much through that process too

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  10. Sunshine pales in comparison to the smiles on those faces... Both groups will love and learn together...taking away more than any textbook or lecture could begin to teach. Life lessons in compassion, service, and brotherhood! More photos, please... Blessings to all! Smiles...Susan

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    1. I think from what I hear on their return you are quite right. Will post more on this again on Sunday

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  11. Wow that's quite an experience for a teen! I bet you are getting lots of stories now and enjoying having her back home!

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    1. It is Liz. I do wonder if they maybe a tad young for learning g first hand about such things however it is done and our daughter as you quite tightly say is regaling us with stories and events beyond imagination.

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  12. I can only imagine that these caring teenagers will be forever changed by the experiences they had in Kenya. Thank you for sharing the photographs.

    Karen

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    1. I think they have been greatly changed. I will update all tomorrow now she is safely back.

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