Brooke Blanchard (Kenya)


Brooke Blanchard

Brooke Blanchard (Undugu Society of Kenya): In 2004, Brooke conducted research on child labor abuses in Ecuador and worked as a physical therapist for children. In 2009 she worked as the Youth Program Coordinator at the International Rescue Committee. At the time of her fellowship Brooke was pursuing her MA in International Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. After her fellowship, Brooke wrote: “After working in the slums, I see myself as unbelievably fortunate. It was very trying at times, so I think I’m proud of getting through the most difficult aspects."



23 Aug

The Future for Masai Women

While working at the Kakenya Center for Excellence Girls Academy, I had the opportunity to

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Posted Aug 23, 2010

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23 Aug

Kakenya’s Dream

The small town of Enoosaen in West Kenya has one main dirt road which you

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Posted Aug 23, 2010

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23 Jul

The Advocates: Part II

Before our Digital Storytelling (DST) students could begin writing about their community and the issues

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Posted Jul 23, 2010

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23 Jul

The Advocates: Part I

Allow me to ask you a question that every humanitarian organization is forced to consider

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Posted Jul 23, 2010

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09 Jul

A Place of Safety

While roaming around Kenya, the sight of skinny ragged street children becomes numbingly common. After

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Posted Jul 09, 2010

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19 Jun

Poverty, Violence…and the Lunch Lady

In 1994, Adam Sandler and Chris Farley performed an inspiring song titled “Lunch Lady Land”

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Posted Jun 19, 2010

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14 Jun

“You can’t preach water then drink wine”

UPDATE: Last night about 1 mile away from my apartment, two homemade gasoline bombs exploded

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Posted Jun 14, 2010

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11 Jun

Slum Schools: Food or Thought?

While working with refugee youth in my previous life before graduate school, I discovered a

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Posted Jun 11, 2010

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11 Jun

An Introduction to the Slums

This is the place: these narrow ways, diverging to the right and left, and reeking

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Posted Jun 11, 2010

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