Category: Kakuma Refugee Camp

Journey to Kakuma

I have just returned from a journey from Nairobi to Kakuma village in the northern Turkana district of Kenya. Beside the village in this semi arid region is the Kakuma refugee camp currently the home of nearly 100,000 refugees from South Sudan and Somalia as well as other […]

Kakuma Journal

January 4, 2013 Hello from Nairobi. I’m doing an experiment. Very hard. I finished the books I brought. A book I bought on Kindle didn’t show up on my ipad and who knows how long I can keep a charge. For a few days I am staying at […]

Three Days

Now that I have some books among my Deet and malaria pills as I head to Kenya, the journey is richer.  When I read the premise of Graham Greene’s Journey Without Maps, I wanted that with me.  To that I’m adding Oil on Water set in Nigeria by Helon […]

Six Days Before I Go

It’s immersion time, six days before I leave for Kakuma. Immersion into what I can find Kenyan in New Hampshire. I found “The First Grader,” the story of a old village man who  wants to go to school for the first time in his life.  I am watching […]

Eleven Days Before I Go

Paul Winter, of the organization Scottie’s Place, posted this photo on a blog post.   It is dated December 13, 2013. You can read the post, Life in Kakuma Refugee Camp.  Scottie’s Place is an American-based nonprofit organization working to support the education of girls and young women […]

Sudanese People Oral History Project

The Sudanese People in the Sutherland Shire  – a Moving Community Oral History Project. A community in Australia has organized an oral history project with Southern Sudanese people who have resettled there from Sudan and members of the community who assist them in resettlement. Many voices and generations are […]