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Caring for Kenya's Kids

In 2011, Brent Elder, then a special education expert and teacher at Kellogg School in Goleta, traveled to Kenya to help develop a more inclusive education system. This summer, as a graduate student at Syracuse University, he returns, and files these reports for Independent.com.

Last Dispatch from Kenya's Educational Frontier

Words from Wangari Maathai inspire and inform our correspondent as his mission closes. Read story.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Primary School, Western Kenya-Style

Our Kenyan correspondent describes how his trainings got the blessings of an education minister. Read story.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Musings from a Matatu

Our Kenyan correspondent on transportation, old schools, and teacher strikes. Read story.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Exploring, Educating in Kenya

A report by our correspondent from his first days in Africa. Read story.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Caring for Kenya's Kids, 2013 Edition

A special ed teacher with Santa Barbara roots returns to Africa. Read story.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Good-bye to Kenya's Kids

Our special ed correspondent bids good-bye to East Africa, where he's been working for the past month. Read story.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rewarding Progress in Kenya's Schools

Our correspondent isn't getting much sleep, but he's doing great work in a short time. Read story.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Charting a Course for Kenya

Our special ed correspondent sets up a meeting to determine the best way to spend his short time in East Africa. Read story.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Touring Luanda's Schools

Our special ed correspondent in Kenya sees surprising success and huge challenges during school tours. Read story.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Landing in Luanda

Our correspondent lands in Western Kenya, and begins to adjust to African life. Read story.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Why Kenya's Kids?

One of our special education experts is in East Africa to help kids with disabilities live better lives. Read story.

Friday, July 8, 2011
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