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Marium: Change Makers in ACTION: Marium in Kenya!

“Thank you Kenya for inspiring me. I have learned we have more in common than differences.” Marium

She is  on a Global Health Research Scholarship to work on a cohort study assessing the health and well-being of orphaned and separated children in Western Kenya.

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Experience Your Life consists of people who are dreamers, change makers and ones that take action for what they believe in. Here is a travelogue from a wonderful team member who is out there making a difference right now! Changing her life and perspective as she adds hope to the life of others. We want to THANK amazing people like Marium whose definition of success is filled with empathy, concern and action. Who take action for what they believe in. Changing the world while having an INCREDIBLE time. Come meet Marium at the Experience Your Life Expo on 25th September, learn the scholarship process through her own experience and be inspired! Here is her message for you:

“I’ve been living in the Rift Valley region of Kenya for over a month. I’m here on a Global Health Research Scholarship to work on a cohort study assessing the health and well-being of orphaned and separated children in Western Kenya. What I’ve learned is so much more than any television commercial portrays about Africa. In the midst of weekend safari trips, Swahili lessons, hiking mountains to catch the sunrise, experiencing the wildebeest migration and crossing the equator, I have fallen in love with Kenya.

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An unforgettable moment from my trip was playing soccer with the kids from the Tumaini Center. Their joyful smiles made my day. The word Tumaini means “hope” and that’s what I envision for these kids who have come here in search of a better life than the streets.

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Another enriching experience was immersing myself in the Maasai culture and engaging in their traditional dance.

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I met talented and hardworking artisans at Imani Workshops, a place that employs and empowers women living with HIV.

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The people I have met along this journey will forever hold a special place in my heart. Thank you Kenya for inspiring me. I have learned we have more in common than differences.

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