April 2007 Project

Our inaugural service project in Kenya was a truly remarkable event. It all started with a 2006 invitation from a friend to assist her in building onto one of her schools in a rural area near Machakos Town in Kenya’s Eastern Province. At the time, Other Paths was conducting outdoor programs with students from St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland , CA. We recruited six students, who worked for 10 months to raise over $35,000 for the project. What you see below is a testament to the power of teamwork, leadership, and reaching beyond one’s comfort zone to create a meaningful, lasting impact on the lives of many, many people.

Adult Volunteers
Christina Alexander, Other Paths Founder and Executive Director
Matt Berlin, Other Paths Director of Kenya Programs
Safi Duncan, Independent Volunteer
David Platford, Founder of The Village Arts Project

Student Participants
Irene’ Gallegos, St. Elizabeth High School Senior
Edwin Zavala, St. Elizabeth High School Senior
Latisha Young, St. Elizabeth High School Senior
Teresita Gill, St. Elizabeth High School Freshman
Frankie Rodriguez, St. Elizabeth High School Senior