The backstory

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In 2000, I (Wintry) went to Kenya to teach. While there, I ended up starting a school with a local woman, Consolata (pictured above in the red shirt). She and I began teaching a small group of children each day, and that group slowly grew as word spread. Soon we were teaching over 50 children. That first year I was in Kenya was the first time I missed the Peace Village camp in Lincoln City, Oregon. After the camp, they sent a box of school supplies, along with Peace Village t-shirts. It was decided that the school would be called Peace Village Primary (which we later changed to Amani Primary—amani means peace in Swahili). I am so excited to return to the school (which has continued to grow!) and be able to bring the Peace Village camp program to Peace Village Primary!