Newsletter 3, May 2020

Created: Monday, 18 May 2020

A Week In Nyahurur

Dear friends
The following newsletter describes some typical activities that I do in Nyahururu - packed into a fictional week. Of course, not every week is so crowded, but the individual events have all taken place as described.

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Cooking lesson

Created: Saturday, 14 March 2020

kochlektion sWord has gotten around that I like to cook. And of course, my colleagues want to know what I'm cooking.As demonstrating is better than explaining I invited to a cooking lesson.

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Learning Adventures

Created: Saturday, 22 February 2020

learning adventureWith some colleagues, we are planning - outside the organization - a series of extracurricular learning adventures for kindergarten and primary school children. At the first event, we explained the idea to the parents and did one or two activities together.

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Learning Jass

Created: Thursday, 16 January 2020

jass sRecently I went out with some colleagues. The vine was mediocre but it was enough for an introductory lesson in Jass, the favourite card game of the Swiss.

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What can I buy here?

Created: Thursday, 16 January 2020

cleanshelfIt is not always easy for Stargardtiens to recognize what a market woman or a shop offers. And the name of the shop doesn't sometimes help either.


Newsletter 2, November 2019

Created: Thursday, 28 November 2019

And who is hugging me?

L’Arche Kenya is the second organisation I am working for, so this time I will tell a little what they are doing. In a nutshell, l’Arche Kenya follows three steps: relation, transformation and sign. By establishing meaningful and fully-fledged relations between people with and without intellectual disabilities, both transform each other in the way of living their lives. This serves as a sign to the society that each person has something to contribute regardless of her/his condition or abilities. This newsletter tells the story of one of these transformations. 

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Dinner preparations

Created: Saturday, 16 November 2019

messerOne year has passed and St. Martin CSA celebrates its name day - and its 20th anniversary. As always, all employees are involved in the preparations. I am assigned to the team that prepares the fundraising dinner of the evening. And we sharpen the knives.

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Art in Kenya

Created: Friday, 01 November 2019

art 1Something I start to miss is art. There are arts and crafts in Nyahruru, but I have not yet found my favourite, abstract and constructive art. An opportunity in Nairobi presented itself to fill this gap.

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