FRIENDS OF KENYA RISING BOARD MEMBERS

MARY SKALZI

I live in Clarence Center, NY, near Buffalo, and am a Middle School Reading Specialist for the Williamsville school district. I have served on the board for almost two years now. This year would have been my third summer trip to Kakamega, this time as co-trip leader of a group of about a dozen volunteers, but the pandemic! On my first trip to Kenya in 2018, I was immediately drawn to the very real and life-changing work of this organization. I so appreciate the opportunity to develop deep and meaningful personal relationships with the Kakamega Care Centre staff and families. I am inspired by their devotion, hard work, and life experiences as they strive to raise the quality of life for so many children in their home regions of Kakamega and western Kenya. What a joy it is to be a part of this dynamic work!


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