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Increase Miller Third-Graders Learn About Kenyan Life

Third-graders from Increase Miller Elementary School learned about Kenyan native pratices. Photo Credit: Katonah-Lewisboro School District
David Johnson, who runs the Walk Through East Africa program, presents Kenyan practices to the students. Photo Credit: Katonah-Lewisboro School District
Johnson displayed Kenyan jewelry and garb. Photo Credit: Katonah-Lewisboro School District
Orma jugs were also displayed. Photo Credit: Katonah-Lewisboro School District
Third-graders marvel and learn more about Kenyan culture. Photo Credit: Katonah-Lewisboro School District
Kenyan artwork was displayed. Photo Credit: Katonah-Lewisboro School District

KATONAH, N.Y. -- Increase Miller Elementary School third-graders learned about life in Keny through a presentation by David Johnson, who runs the Walk Through East Africa program.

Johnson shared a slideshow detailing his many trips to Kenya over the past 40 years, pointing out differences between the lifestyles of those living in East Africa and students in Westchester.

“You can encounter elephants and hyenas in Africa,” he said, “not like the deer walking around here.”

He also addressed the differences in transportation, urging students to “appreciate [their] school bus” as he shared a photograph of students crammed into a small van.

“If you own a bike in Africa, you are considered middle class,” he said.

He also showed students a number of items from his travels, including clothing, musical instruments and utensils. Johnson and his family have made several visits to Africa to help install sources of water in villages.

“I go there to help them improve their health and live better,” he said.

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