Welcome to the MOCF blog, Little by Little.
It is hard to read anything today, and for me—even harder to write. You see, I am a picture person.
A photo of a stark classroom showing what we might imagine as a contradictory sense of sheer joy on the face of the student writing her answer on the chalkboard tells the story better than any words on a page. One of my favorites Read More
Margaret was the beloved sister of Kwamboka Okari, the school’s founder and Executive Director. Originally, Margaret Okari took in the first children after their parents died during the AIDS pandemic. Read More
Betty Mobbs is one of nine women who traveled to Kenya with Peg Campbell on their first trip to the Margaret Okari School in the summer of 2011. Her daughter, Penelope, was among the group that traveled with her.
“Spending time at the school, playing with the kids, meeting the teachers, staff and Town Elders, and offering support to Kwamboka enriched our lives beyond measure,” Betty shares. “It turned out to be a reverse mission, as they ministered to us—modeling joy in the face of great challenges.” Read More
Little by Little is a chapbook of poetry written by children at the Margaret Okari School in Kisii, Kenya along with children in the United States and United Kingdom, the first in a new series of books the Margaret Okari Children’s Foundation plans to publish annually about different themes relative to their lives.
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” – Albert Einstein
The people at Crocs Cares—a division of Crocs—recently donated 187 pairs of Crocs to the children at the Margaret Okari School. Board member Nikki Ranwell worked with the people at Crocs Cares and found them to be wonderfully gracious.
Wanting to surprise the children, she and school director, Kwomboka Okari, organized a “math project” for the students. All the children were instructed to measure their feet and Nikki sent the information to Croc Cares (www.crocscares.com). Within a few months, the children each received a pair of brand new Crocs fitted just for them! They were thrilled to receive such a generous gift; the smiles on their faces match their happy feet.
Thank you Crocs Cares!