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Director’s Blog: A Kenyan Christmas

The Christmas season is my favorite time of year.  I love celebrating with family and friends, decorating, looking at lights, watching Christmas movies, bundling up...
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Exam Season

Each year around this time, our 8th and 12th grade Ndoto students are under an incredible amount of stress, due to mandatory exams where the...
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Director’s Blog: Life In Kisumu

I get good questions all the time about life here in Kisumu.  People always want to know about the size of the city, my living...
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Director’s Blog: “As They Seem”

Though I was born and raised in Dallas and have only been in Kenya full-time for a little over three years, it is home for...
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Against All Odds

“For the African girl, the door shuts just when they are about to enter.” ~ “A Small Act” documentary on Kenyan educational sponsorship. Young girls...
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Director’s Blog – Queen Mary

  A few weeks ago, Ndoto’s Director of Communications, Ashley Reed, and I were blessed to be able to attend a leadership conference. From the...
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Visiting Kenya

Every April, we have several visitors that come to Kenya to volunteer at our retreats, and spend time with our students. They are eager to see the...
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Isaac’s Journey

Isaac is an Ndoto student who has become an orphan in the last two years, and lost a sister. He has a younger brother, and...
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Director’s Blog: “It’s all in a name…”

My name is Allison.  I’m 34-years-old.  I’m unmarried and have no children.  That’s all true, except for the fact that it’s not exactly true.  I...
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Elizabeth’s Journey

Elizabeth has been around Ndoto since its founding. She met Allison Schlack in 2003 when she was just six years old, during Allison’s first trip...
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Can Anything Good Come From The Slum?

At our high school and college retreat in April, one of our new students, Bonface O., signed up to perform a poem at the talent...
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Breaking Chains

“There is power in the name of Jesus…to break every chain, break every chain, break every chain.” God spoke to several Ndoto staff members during...
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