Welcome to Ola Nagele

Early Sunday morning we drove north from Nairobi to Isiolo to visit a new village that GHNI is working with called Ola Nagele. They greeted us with dancing and singing followed by speeches from the village leaders and a delicious goat dinner.

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I really enjoyed meeting the village.  The best part of the afternoon was hearing the village leaders talk to their people about how important it is that they change and work hard to get a school for their children to learn and get clean water to drink.  Tomorrow we will be going back to the village to help lay day a kilometer of pipe in the village to deliver clean drinking water.  But that’s no the best part, for the past couple days the village has been digging the trench for the pipes then we will come with the pipes and put them together today.  It is a true partnership between GHNI and the village.  I will be shooting up pictures and hopefully video (depending on 3g access) on the village blog, olanagele.ghni.org.

Here is a little video to recap the afternoon.  If you cannot see the video you can watch it here on youtube.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=856540611 Lily Alayne Owen

    I love what you are doing!! I am working on a village with GHNI too! I am very interested in what you have to say about social media, developing a “do-gooder blog” and would just love to chat sometime!!

  • http://ajleon.me ajleon

    Thank you! That’s great, which one?

  • Kkrepcho

    This is amazing. Slightly less amazing is that Albert identifies himself as a Knicks fan. I love what you guys are doing and miss all of you. I know you are CRAZY busy for like the next 3 years, but let me know when you are in NY next, Elise and I are trying to plan a trip up there for a weekend and would love to see you guys. I am overwhelmed by what you all are doing is awesome.

  • http://ajleon.me ajleon

    Thanks for the kind note, Keickers. We’re going to be back in NYC towards the end of March for a week and a half, then we’re off again April, May. Let’s coordinate and see if you can come up one of those tow weekends. Facebook message me and Meli about it. )