September 2, 2013 Today is Labor Day. While most of us are enjoying a day off from work, I’m preparing to send over a pretty big list of “things to do” to one of our team members in Oyugis, Kenya. So it seemed appropriate on this Labor Day, to share some information with you about the person who is about to receive this long list.
His name is Kennedy Nyando – he is Luo and lives in Oyugis. He goes by Ken. Ken doesn’t work for Olalo…but he generously volunteers his time to get things done for us in Oyugis. He makes the tuition payments at the various schools, gets all the shopping done for school (books, uniforms at the tailor, school supplies), takes care of getting people medical treatments – many times paying out of his own pocket while awaiting reimbursement, then gets all the receipts copied and sent back to us here in Oregon. Just getting to a location to email us receipts takes a lot of effort, time and travel for Ken. Whenever information is needed for Olalo projects, he gets it done. And this he does is his spare time.
Ken is married and has a 3 year old son. He is a trained Primary School teacher and teaches at a local school. He also has his own business selling building materials, machetes, hardware items and similar products.
Ken is also part of the leadership of the Oyugis Soccer Academy – which works with boys ages 8-18, teaching them soccer skills as well as establishing mentoring relationships and Bible Studies. Ken has taken on the administrative duties at the Academy while Sonko is temporarily here in the U.S.
Kennedy Nyando is INVALUABLE to Olalo of Hope-Kenya! We are so thankful for Ken and very grateful for his faithfulness in assisting Olalo to provide hope and life change in Oyugis, Kenya. Ken is a real blessing to us and we can never thank him enough for all that he does!
Thank You, Ken!
Nyasaye Bless! Merry