Some days public health facts piss me off. I'm typing a paper that starts with Every 15 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. That's 20 jumbo jets of children dying every day, or more than 2 million child deaths a year.
I have a headache from grinding my teeth. My cuticles are bleeding.
To get my mind off dead and dying children, I walked around the neighborhood. Then I came home and started looking through photos from last weekend when Bethany (roommate) and Adina (Swiss friend) and I went to a rural village with 10 Kenyan friends to paint chalkboards in a pre-school.
I'll let the pictures tell the story.
Drive to the village with Adina.
Adina and I making faces:
The newly-built school where we painted chalkboards:The old school: Interior of the old school: Chalkboard in the old school:Interior of the new school:Painting a chalkboard:Looked to my right and noticed some onlookers:Curious onlookers as seen from outside:Me and curious onlooker who taught me Luo words for snake and corn and school:Adina painting a mural inside the school:Painting a mural outside the school:
Friends:Interior of a nearby school (Frank Lloyd Wright inspired windows!):The finished product:
Makes the statistics of public health seem somehow more manageable.