Two of my heroes

After one year, a happy reunion tonight in Nairobi with two very good friends of mine. Javier and Catherine are the founders and managers of the small pre-school in Kibera that you have all heard me babble on and on about. On a daily basis, they are literally changing the lives of 75 impoverished and vulnerable children for the better, by giving them a safe place to play and sleep, two meals a day, safe drinking water, a clean toilet, a place to wash their hands, and the devoted attention and unlimited energy that kids between the ages of 3 and 7 need in order to maximise their learning potential. Learn more about their school by visiting

With Javier (left) and Catherine (centre), the amazing couple who run Shine Academy, a pre-school serving impoverished and vulnerable children from the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya

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