New Textbooks for Maasai School Donation

Posted Jan. 20th, 2013 by Daniel J. Cox

Each year that we travel to Kenya we often bring gifts for the villages we visit. This year we decided to go one step further and buy $1000.00 worth of textbooks for a Maasai school that’s close to Masai Mara National Reserve. We couldn’t have done this without the help of our dear friend and Maasai guide Henry Miwani. Henry contacted the local teacher who put together a specific list of the books the children needed. Upon our return to Nairobi we visited the Text Book Centre owned by Arvin Shah where we purchased four sets of all the books the teacher requested. Although four sets is helpful, the kids will share—this is just a small portion of what they need. It was great to get this program rolling and we plan to start a specific fund for additional purchases each year we return to Kenya. Stay tuned and stop by our website to find out more about how you can help donate in the future. Thanks to our very generous guests: Jim and Mimi Heywood, Fred and Kathy Kurtz, and Ed and Faris Charbonneau who donated $250.00 each. My wife Tanya and I contributed the same. The more we travel, the more we believe that Education is Everything! See more images of our shopping spree by following this link.

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Daniel Cox, Ed Charbonneau, Henry Miwani, Fred Kurtz, and Jim Heywood pose for a photo in the Text Book store they visited to purchase textbooks for a Maasai school in Kenya.

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  1. Portrait of Judith Edgar

    Judy EdgarOn Jan. 20th, 2013

    Marvelous idea! Wish I could have participated. Please keep me posted on the plan for next year.

    • Portrait of Daniel J. Cox

      Daniel J. CoxOn Jan. 20th, 2013

      Thanks Judy, we’ll keep you in the loop with our future plans for educational outreach plans. I’m excited about the possibilities.

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