• LA CANADA, CA, October 3, 2009
    • LAFC friends and families were invited to the La Canada High School Varsity Field to learn about the progress made for the WISER School and Community Programs in Muhuru Bay, Kenya.
    • One of the wonderful programs that LAFC supports is Duke University’s WISER Boarding School for Girls in Muhuru Bay, Kenya. In August, an LAFC team (Don Sheppard, Lorrie Fair, Katie McDonald, Annie Kean and Casey Cousineau) visited Muhuru Bay to get to know the community, plan our future involvement and lead soccer clinics. The trip was a life-changing experience for the team, inspirational in the efforts made towards improving the lives of Kenyan youth.
    • Emily Matthews, a Duke student and a WISER leader in Muhuru Bay, shared with us WISER’s progress from the ground level, having spent an entire summer in Africa. Special guest Selesiah Ogada also traveled all the way from Muhuru Bay for this event and gave her first person account of the plight of women in Muhuru Bay and hope that the WISER program provides. She was completely thrilled to be here and reconnect with the LAFC friends.
    • She was amazed how well young girls played on the field that she couldn’t wait to go back home and share her enthusiasm. Katie McDonald, Annie Kean and Casey Cousineau also shared their experiences in Africa, expressing the positive effect that the soccer clinics had on the youth in Muhuru Bay. LAFC plans to involve more kids from LAFC in our work in Africa in the future.
3 / October / 2009  WISER