Kirianne and Celena are two University students. They come from Yellowknife, the North West Territories, and are volunteering in Kendu Bay, Kenya at a hospital and rehab centre for children with physical disabilities. You can read more about them below.
I grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and now live in Vancouver, British Columbia. I am currently studying for a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology at the University of British Columbia. I am passionate about helping others and exploring new places, albeit I prefer to spend longer periods in one place than travel around constantly. I find any time spent working in a healthcare environment or with children is time well spent. I have visited Kenya once before, two years ago with a school trip to visit multiple A Better World Canada projects. I am happy to be back, and have been reminded why I love Kenya so much! Enjoy the updates of our volunteering journey!
I grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and currently spend most of my time in Kingston, Ontario studying for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Queen’s University. I was in Kenya two years ago with the Sir John Franklin High School trip through A Better World Canada. Having had exposure to Kenya in the past, I knew there was need here and I figured that a volunteer trip could be a good use of my summer. After a lot of planning and a few long flights we finally arrived here and I’m excited about the work we have started to do!