Day 2 was just as great or maybe better than day one. We will have pictures up later - you will want to check rideclimbtransform.org and @globalbike on twitter.
So today started early with a trip to banana hill to plant trees - 600 of them. It was amazing to have the help of hundreds of school children help out. The whole ceremony was really cool. At the end of the second one - a local teacher ask us to hold hands and repeat after him. He said, "while we hold hands, we cannot hold weapons - this will make the world a better place!" I don't think I can add any of that.
We then left to visit box girls. I happen to meet Cameron for Box Girls through the Beyond Sport Network. When I heard they had a Kenya site I knew we should try really hard to work with them. The decision was so right! Box Girls trains girls to box as an empowerment strategy.
Upon arriving they divided us into groups - each showing a bit about the program. My first group was about Jabs and Shadow boxing. It was clear that these girls knew what they were doing and what was most impressive is that after teaching the lesson about jabs they asked the young girls what that lesson meant in real life - the girls said "jabbing you have to focus - to learn about your target - just like you have to focus in life to get where you need to go!" Again well said.
Three former box girls participants are on the Kenyan National team and will box in the 2012 olympics - the caption of the team a box girl will be climbing Kili with us.. Can't wait for the lessons she will teach.
thanks for reading.