Nov. 4- 18, 2005
Vol. 35, Issue 19
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Pay raises
ROTC: Molding military leaders

Warner: Idealism, not cynicism

Gibbs wins Thomas Jefferson Award
Edmundson: Failure is good
Moreno elected to Institute of Medicine
Letter to the editor
Green, Hamlin and Hudson elected AAAS Fellows
Digest
Rainey: Campaign will be 'defining event'
Peterson wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Researchers building terahertz spectrum device to study biological molecules
Students construct first ecoMOD house
Better voting machines
Scurry is new interim chief human resource officer
Algorithms with an edge
Math, 'Queen of the Sciences'
Fall drama festival
Street children in Kenya find homes
Wahoo space tourist Gregory Olsen to speak
Creative circle

 

Street children in Kenya find homes

Jackie Chege
Photo by Dan Addison

What happens to homeless children in Kenya, an estimated 60,000 of them in Nairobi alone? They rarely live past their mid-twenties. They survive by begging, stealing, pick-pocketing, scavenging through dumpsters and prostituting themselves
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To help the plight of these children, Kenya native Wambui Jackie Chege founded a nonprofit organization. One of her initiatives, the Mosaic Homes Network, puts groups of as many as eight street children in one home, led by an “aunt” and “uncle.”

She will discuss her work in a talk on Nov. 9 that is free and open to the public.



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