Omondi's World: Reflections of an Australian volunteer in Kenya
The earth is a burnt red colour, and a woman can be heard singing as she washes clothes in bright buckets. In an alleyway, steam twists into the air from Omondi's two kettles as they simmer atop a charcoal stove. Village scenes play out around the old man's tea house - glimpses of everyday life in this remote part of western Kenya. Amongst the hard work and bustle, though, are moments that are hidden. These are stories of living: joy, heartbreak and determination.
Omondi's World is a collection of stories that shine light on the complexities of community development work, through the lens of Alice Mitchell's volunteering with the Australian NGO Positive Aid. Her reflections capture the striking beauty of Kenya, and allow us to understand how local, people-centred approaches can pave the way for sustainable change.
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