2016-06-16 / Community News

Kenyan orphanage director to speak at McArthur Library

Dorothy Selebwa, founder and director of the Kakamega Orphans Care Centre, will speak at McArthur Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22.

The project started with a group of Kenyan Quaker women feeding hungry children left orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. Weekly meals of cooked beans became daily meals and eventually led Selebwa and others to recognize the need for housing and medical care for the children. The Kakamega orphanage now provides a home for 50 children and educational and provisional support for 250 more.

In Maine, the efforts are supported by The Friends of Kakamega, a nonprofit organization. Friends find sponsors for each orphaned child and organize yearly volunteer service trips to Kenya.

Events at McArthur Library are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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