JAMESTOWN COLLEGE NEWS Blogging from Kenya
Nine Jamestown College students and two staff members have arrived in Chogoria, Kenya to practice servant leadership, learn about another culture, and gain experience in their respective fields of s... Posted on 5/15/11 at 2:43 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya — Hashim Mohammed Elmogo spontaneously decided to donate his entire July salary of $376 to help those suffering from hunger after seeing a scrolling headline on television about a young child trying to nurse from his dead mother.
By Tom Odula, The Associated Press
, August 07, 2011
The drought and famine in Somalia have killed more than 29,000 children under the age of 5, according to U.S. estimates, the first time such a precise death toll has been released related to the Horn of Africa crisis.
Tens of thousands of Somalis are feared dead in the world's worst famine in a generation, the U.N. said Wednesday, and the U.S. said it will allow emergency funds to be spent in areas controlled by al-Qaida-linked militants as long as the fighters do not interfere with aid distributions.
Enthusiastic voters, many wrapped in colorful traditional blankets, waited for hours Wednesday to cast ballots on a new constitution that could spell a new era for Kenya — curtailing the president's enormous powers and giving citizens a bill of rights.
Last fall, two women who are members of Temple Baptist Church returned from a mission trip to Africa fired up to help a Kenyan woman and her children. They organized a different kind of fundraiser called Purses with a Purpose and it succeeded beyond their expectations.
Temple Baptist Church will have a cookout, silent auction, dunk tank and other games starting at noon Sunday to raise funds for Aaron Aziz, a TBC member who will spend a one-year internship with AIM Air in Nairobi, Kenya.
On Sunday, John Njoroge, a native of Kenya and associate with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, will be the guest speaker at two Jamestown churches. His topic will be “Who Needs God?” exploring the uniqueness of the Gospel in comparison with other world views.
HOLLISTON, Mass. (AP) — Hiding from merciless militiamen and trekking through unforgiving mountainous terrain, Madhel Majok escaped the mass slayings and genocide of the Sudan that killed his parents. The 9-year-old orphan fled to neighboring Kenya, where he then survived vigilante shellings on his crowded refugee camp.
Nine senior nursing students at Jamestown College are busy preparing for a trip that in a few days will send them to the other side of the world.
For the third time in four years, students will have a chance to practice their nursing skills in Chogoria, Kenya, a small African village about 5 hours northeast of Nairobi, the nation’s capital.
Acting is on the agenda of many students planning a career in theater or film. Fine arts students at Jamestown College have enjoyed the input of and learned from Dr. Jacqueline Mangnall, head of the college’s nursing program.
She and staff helped design period pieces and made many of the costumes for plays and musicals.
Doris Geidt shared her experiences in Kenya, visiting widows and families struggling to survive, with Zontians at their meeting on Sept. 2. Geidt traveled to Kenya as part of the Christian Mission Aid’s CLEAR program (Community Leaders Educated Aids Response) and Temple Baptist Church of Jamestown. She talked about the many challenges faced by the women in remote rural village, such as early marriages (pre-teens), lack of educational opportunities and legal rights, and long hours of labor to care for livestock, crops and families.
Seven nursing students and two faculty members from Jamestown College have re-turned from their 25-day trip to Chogoria, Kenya.
The program of sending senior nursing students to work in the Kenyan hospital started in 2007. Students apply to make the trip. The students who made the trip this year are Lisa Carlson, Krista Netser and Jo Oats, all of Jamestown; Taryn Treumer, Kensal, N.D.; Kari Spears, Minneapolis; Kristen Hesby, Lake Preston, S.D.; and Lindsey Hixson, Rapid City, S.D.. They were accompanied by faculty members Dr. Jackie Mangnall and Dr. Teree Rittenbach.
By Ben Rodgers, The Jamestown Sun
, March 21, 2009
Seven Jamestown College senior nursing majors will be going to Chogoria, Kenya, for a 25-day trip where they will work at Chogoria Hospital, a facility closely affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.
The students are Lisa Carlson, Krista Netser and Jo Oats, all of Jamestown; Taryn Treumer, Kensal, N.D.; Kari Spears, Minneapolis; Kristen Hesby, Lake Preston, S.D.; and Lindsey Hixson, Rapid City, S.D.. They will be accompanied by faculty members Dr. Jackie Mangnall and Dr. Teree Rittenbach on the overseas trip.
By Ben Rodgers, The Jamestown Sun
, February 05, 2009
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