Msengoni Musings

1000km barefot walk

 

KOEKELARE ● Ilse Longuet (34) haalde een paar jaar geleden al het nieuws door de tattoo die ze op haar rug liet zetten ten voordele van de bevolking van Bukavu in Congo. Met de opbrengst deelde ze watefilters uit. Nu plant ze om 1.000 te wandelen, blootsvoets en met haar dochtertje Helinah op de rug, van Barcelona naar Gibraltar. Het bedrag dat ze daarmee zal inzamelen zal worden gebruikt om voedselpaketten en waterfilters uit te delen. Ondertussen zamelt ze ook nog eens schoenen in voor de Keniaanse kinderen die dagelijks kilometers blootsvoets moeten afleggen.

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Guest Review – Glenda’s stay

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on August 18, 2014

Glenda St Dorcas students “A search over the internet for a homestay in Nairobi during January/February 2014, led me to Msengoni Homestays. This organisation creates ‘made to order’ homestays. When travelling to Kenya I enjoy staying in homes with a Kenyan family, rather than a hotel (which can be so impersonal). I was travelling alone and told them that my main goals were to learn Swahili, and to volunteer in a school for disadvantaged children. [Continue Reading…]

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Msengoni musings…a smattering of fireworks in prose!

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on November 6, 2013

black white disneylandWe are all like fireworks. We climb, shine, and always go our separate ways and become further apart. But even if that time comes, let’s not disappear like a firework, and continue to shine forever.

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Of Ilse, Kibra and the Straw of Life

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on August 15, 2013

LifeStraw kiberaBeing from Kenya, I had heard different truths and rumours about the situation in the Kibra (formerly known as Kibera) slums of Nairobi but had never really gone deep into the interior of what was once rumoured to be the biggest slum in Africa, until the Kenyan Census of 2009 proved this statement to be false. [Continue Reading…]

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