Brandeis student Paul Norton traveled to Kenya this past summer to intern with the KIMbia Foundation. Below, we continue sharing his journal entries, which will run daily for the remainder of the 2009.
Perhaps American investment bankers (if any of them still exist) could learn a thing or two from Kenyan athletes. Paul Koech and Lornah Kiplagat serve as two of many examples where Kenyan athletes have operated successful businesses while giving back to the community around them.
Paul Koech’s school, Silgich Hill Academy, is the best-run primary school in the area. The facilities are superior, the teachers caring, smart, and thoughtful, and the food filling, consistent, and good-tasting. Paul even has plans to build a library at Silgich that will serve all the primary schools in the area. In addition, Paul’s wife Zipporah has formed a partnership with a local stationary store her friend owns. This partnership allows Zipporah to buy school supplies very cheaply for all of the schools in the area. Read the full article