Giving a Chance to Kids Who Don't Have a Chance
Projects for Children
Helping Children Who Have Been Harmed by Violence
In 2013 I was fortunate enough to go to the Tana Delta Region of Kenya during the time of "the clashes" - when thousands of people were slaughtered. I moved 10 children who had been hurt by the violence to West Pokot, Kenya, where they were safe - and enrolled them in boarding schools. They are now graduating from high school in Kenya, and one is attending college here in the US on scholarship.
Supporting HIV+ Homeless Street Kids in Kenya
I'm working with Senator Wario of Tana County and the MP from Garsen on a project to build a shelter for HIV+ homeless street kids in Minjila, Kenya. This refuge, called the Raymond J. Anderson Children's Center (in honor of my uncle), will provide an education, safe haven, and medical treatment for these wonderful and resilient kids. We'll also build a running camp for developing elite athletes on the same plot of land. There is no question in my mind that the kids and elite runners will inspire and help each other. The kids will be running, too, and running does more than just boost aerobic capacity and immune activity - it produces physical, mental, and spiritual growth.