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Selfie Gallery

We’re beyond happy to share some of the beautiful faces we’ve been getting to know over the last few days at HIP Academy. These students are an absolute delight, and happen to get up to a bit of mischief when we hand them a phone. We’re pretty okay with this...
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On the Ground

We are pleased to report that the Open World Cause team has been on the ground and working in Kenya concluding day one on location in Kimilili. After a full day of travel (and then some), our van and supplies rolled into the village just in time for school to...
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The Team Travels to Kenya

On May 21st, the Open World Cause team begins their journey to join their already present Director of Humanitarian Relations, Melissa Collum, in Nairobi, Kenya. This effort will be part of a collection of continued efforts related to HIP Academy in the small community of Kimilili. HIP is a school serving...
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Our Mission in Kenya: 2017

Information on the Open World Cause Mission in Kenya The Open World Cause is proud to announce our 2017 initiative in Kenya. We are partnered with an educational pioneer named Livingstone Kegode, and we could not be more proud to be working with such an outstanding individual. Livingstone’s work in...
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Our First Monsoon

Written by Benjamin Honeycutt “With reckless abandon I leapt into the rain, and let the downpour wash me away.” One never knows what to expect out of the days here. We had been preparing for a lazy Saturday, it had been a week since we arrived and we were all weary from the...
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Of the Places and People Before Us

Written by Connor Janzen “Every moment of discovery bestows its own point of reflection; a persistent need to continuously remain aware.” We’re learning incredible things in this country. Part of the joy of traveling to a place that you’ve never been before is how vastly things might differ from your normal...
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Nepali Customs and Etiquette

Written by Shelby Lemon “They do not eat the same times we do in the United States, though the family we are staying with very kindly altered our eating times to feel more familiar.” Along the way Govinda has pointed out and educated us on a few essential customs. Take note...
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Learning About Tea

Written by Ashley Weber “It was such an amazing experience to watch how they’ve made the tea that we’ve been drinking for the last week.” Govinda provided some insight in our early days here about Nepali tea. Essentially, there are two different qualities of tea; one that is ground into a...
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Nepali Dress and Culture

Written by Shelby Lemon “We have opened our eyes to the beauty around us, and let me tell you, Nepal is stunning.” The quote “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” encompasses many of our experiences in Nepal, and traveling in general, thus far. Beauty cannot be defined by what...
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A Childhood Anew

Written by Benjamin Honeycutt “The way they welcome the world for all its hardship and wonder has flipped the way I wish to live.” I had no idea what to expect when I woke up inside Govinda’s home. The drive to the school had been a stunning introduction to a culture...
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