When I first started writing this grant, I knew I wanted to spend time with an El Sistema music program. After looking at their global programs, I decided to choose a place to which I wanted to travel, but didn't think I would really ever have the chance. I e-mailed a few different programs, and decided on a program near Nairobi, Kenya called Ghetto Classics.
I can't believe that in 8 days I will be departing Atlanta International Airport and on my way to Nairobi, Kenya! I have done so much planning for this trip, and it is finally all coming together. In the next few posts I will share all about Ghetto Classics, the program which with I will be working, the goals and objectives of my visit, and how FFT works.
Traveling to Kenya from the US takes quite a bit of planning-- more than I thought it would. Over the past couple of months I've not only got my plane ticket and AirBNB squared away, but have also taken all of my vaccinations, (Did you know there is a yellow fever vaccine shortage in the US so the prices are higher than usual and it's VERY hard to get!?) been approved for my visa, (thank goodness!) picked up my Kenyan currency, (Shillings) and researched just about everything there is to know regarding traveling to Kenya.
I cannot wait to share this journey and spend time with this amazing program in Korogocho, Kenya.
I am honored to have been selected as a 2018 Fund for Teachers Fellowship Recipient. Through this grant I will travel to Nairobi, Kenya to work the the El Sistema based music program, Ghetto Classics. This blog will share information and stories about my first journey to Africa.