Archive for March, 2009


The Masai Mara lion. A family of baboons. Father and son enjoy the mission and newfound experiences in the mara. The elephant population is abundant in the mara. Can you find our new friend on the banks of the Mara River? Mom and daughter witness a mother lioness resting in the branch of the fig […]

Sunday photos

These students were given their first-ever taxi ride as they were on the road to Petals. The blackboards were painted anew bringing quality to the daily learning for the students. Our last moments at Ngochoni Petals of Africa School. Jared, Board Member (Luo tribe), his wife Helen and Noel, grade 8 On the road to […]

New discoveries

Saturday Photos

Kathy visits with parent Stella from the Luo tribe who walked 5 kilometers from her farm to greet us. Her daughter is in Grade 7. The soccer match begins against a neighboring public school. Saturday play on school campus. Grade 8 students recite the pledge of Kenya before soccer match. Peter Nyamohanga Maroa, Chairman of […]


We continue to interact each day with community members, administration, teachers, staff and students. The youth have been learning to balance water on their heads as they are included on the daily activities for cooking and washing. The Nursery class was taught a new song and the youth practiced counting 1-10 in swahilli. The class […]

Thursday Photos

“Mzungu” Kyle rides to Petals Kenyan-style with 7 in our taxi as our kind driver Kennis gets us through the backshish traffic police stop. “Sing a melody in my heart” Singing and dancing with the kindergarten class. The art stamping project with Standard 5 is a success. Teachers on break outside Staff Room at Petals. […]

Music & Letters

The music teacher begins private lessons. The youth share the letters from their American pen pals and friends at Petals write back.


Field trip to bridge for students to see excavator during bridge construction. We arrived to bring the children on a field trip to see the construction of the new bridge.  The community has hoped for this since 1963, and Ngochoni Petals of Africa School has wanted this since its inception as an idea in 1997.  […]

We are together

This is Angelo. He is our cook each meal. We are very grateful.


We were greeted in song “Welcome to Petals.” The students, teachers, administrators and staff all greeted us around the flagpole in prayer, in song, in welcome. A very special feeling came over all of us. Synergy. We quickly unloaded donations and became familiar with the campus. The youth began playing soccer at the first break […]