July 10, 2012
My wife and I are retired educators. In fact, Jessica Posner, the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Shining Hope for Communities, was a former student of mine in middle school. Last year we chose a math program for the school, and in February of 2012 we spent two weeks at the school training the faculty on how to teach the math program. We are going over again in January 2013 to do follow-up with the math program, and to train them in an English literacy program. Why are we doing this? We are so impressed with the work that is going on at Shining Hope. The faculty at the school is amazingly committed to giving these beautiful children a top-flight education. They are open to ideas and are wonderful to work with. Of course, the clinic and the community center are also giving unique and new opportunities to the people who are living in the Kibera slums. Shining Hope for Communities is a magnificent oasis in the midst of the slum, and we are honored that we can be a part of the wonderful work that is going on there.
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