I’m visiting Nairobi, Kenya for five and a half weeks (June 19-July 27) this summer. On a day to day basis, I will be working at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, a school on the outskirts of the Kibera slum that was established in 2003 for orphans whose parent(s) have died of HIV/AIDS. I will help teach classes in chemistry and organize after school programs.
I also received an ACC-IAC Grant for Thesis Research from Boston College that allowed me to come on this trip, for which I am very thankful. My research while here will focus on HIV/AIDS education in Kenya, and will consist of observing at St. Al’s and interviewing a variety of HIV/AIDS experts in Nairobi.
This blog will consist of photos that I take throughout my trip to Kenya this summer, with captions. Some of the photos will be pictures from my Canon T3i, while others will be from my iPhone/Instagram, as I’m not always able to walk around with my camera. I hope to post on the page roughly once per day, but based on my schedule and Internet access, I may be forced to update it less frequently.
Click on the posts on the right to see what I’ve been up to. If you want to start from the beginning, the first post is here. You can scroll through the posts by clicking on the links to older or newer posts at the bottom of each page.
Note: I’ll be taking far more photos than I can upload to this website. I’ll upload them to my Facebook at some point, but probably not until after I return to America, or at the very least not until a couple weeks into my stay.
All images copyright David J. Cote, 2013. All rights reserved.