Directed by Joe Sabia and Bryce Yukio Adolphson Shot and Edited by Bryce Yukio Adolphson Produced by Nyla Rodgers Post-Production Sound Mix by Matt McCorkle 130 Participants! 72 Locations! 2 Continents! 2 minutes and 15 seconds long! This is the second video in Mama Hope’s Stop the Pity Unlock the Potential Campaign which began with Alex Presents: Commando. With this piece [...]
New Mama Hope photo post! Images from the first two weeks in Kenya. Kenyam partner communities include: Maai Mahiu, Isiolo, Kambi Garba, Arimet and Kisumu. Total time in Matatu buses: 23 hours. Check out the full post at the Mama Hope blog!
It took about 3 seconds to register that “tie and dye” meant “tie-dye”. The rest was chaos. I spent this last 4th of July with the Mama Hope team and some of my African mama’s in Isiolo, Kenya. Check out the Mama Hope blog for the full scoop!
Passed this sign on the way to Our Lady during a measles vaccination campaign in Isiolo. I don’t quite understand the name, but they’re doing good work with the community.
I can’t think of much to say about this jacket, but I wish I had one.
Somehow I ended up obligated to cook for 15 people by myself. …so there I was not quite sure how to go about this. Not that I didn’t know proportions or what to fix, but rather I didn’t know how to get this finished before 11pm. The sun had set and a small kerosene lamp [...]
I needed some airtime and wanted a soda. As I was walking out of the pepo compound I ran into Peter. He’s a 14 year old I’ve know since I first came here in 2007. For reasons not remembered, we decide that’s he’s stolen my potatoes and we race into town as if he’s a [...]
These are two of my favorite art pieces by Wind of Hope founder Khadija O Rama. She painted them in the mid-nineties. I’m amazed they’re still around.
I was walking by the Early Childhood Development classes one day when I got ushered in. Mercy, the vastly overworked teacher, made a plead for help while she took care of her 30 other responsibilities. So there I was in front of the class trying to think of something to say in Swahili. Not surprisingly, [...]
I got all warm and fuzzy when I saw this. I gave a handful of prints to Albina, the former Early Childhood Development teacher, last year. Anyone else would have just taken them home and put them in an album. When I mentioned it to her she simply said, “The kids love so much to [...]
The importance of washing with soap is repeated over and over again in advisory posters from the Ministry of Health. We have about 4 of them in the Mama Tumaini Health Clinic. Prevent Cholera. Finish Sickness. Wise advice. A few weeks back I stepped out of the hellpot and into the morning air. The sun [...]
So there is a big dirt field where the kids play football here at Jangwani (slang for Wind of Hope in the Arid). It’s surrounded by ball deflating thorns and gives anyone with half a lung an asthma attack. Last Tuesday, we organized a game with the “good ball.” The boys all dawned their bright [...]
You might have seen this video in my recent Mama Hope post. It’s by two of my Trainers of Trainers students (more on that later) , Salim Yassen and James Sunday. They went out a few weeks ago on a Ramadan food distribution and took this video of their own accord. I hope you enjoy [...]
It’s sometimes quite necessary to sneak in a quick meal during Ramadan. I say sneak, because in respect to the fast, I’d just assume not have a giant meal in front of everyone. Anyway… on the menu for today: 1- Avocado 1- Bannana 1- Nandazi Peptang Chili Sauce Nuteez Natural Peanut Butter Spread Kensalt Ionized [...]
My dear friend Nassir breaking fast in Isiolo the other night.
Went driving through town with Rogeb the other day. He’s a rather tall and imposing middle aged man. I was told he recently head-butted two police officers to get out of paying them a bribe. He also has 30 to 40 baby ducks over running his backyard and living room. We bumped and tumbled down [...]