Dago Dala Hera
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Patrick Odoyo and I am the Program Coordinator for Dago Dala Hera Children Center in Kenya (www.dagochildren.org and friendsofdago.org). My wife Susan Odoyo and I have been working with the project now for years and I have seen the dramatic effects a small group and people can have on an untold number of lives.
We now live in Evansville, INDIANA. but I maintain a strong contact with my community and family too. Dago Dala Hera orphanage cares for 114 orphans, many of whom are affected by HIV/AIDS. We also help with education, health, environment and mentorship programs. Through partners we also have an annual event called "Kenyan Goals: A medical and sports camp" where we use the draw of a soccer tournament to educate attendees about AIDS, provide medical services and test community members for HIV/AIDS. Please allow me to share an article with you that explains the soccer tournament and other activities in Dago and will attach others too:
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2013/dec/02/ebj_freshfacesodoyo/ http://www.evansvilleliving.com/articles/the-crusaders#top http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=91e8ad07d213dfd933bdf07393eb3d44
The YouTube videos:
Part 1 of 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_TXGcir7Uo
We hope that the efforts of volunteer friends to be global citizens will interest you and give you more insight about DAGO.
Please feel free to contact us at 812/454-0286 if I can provide additional information. Thank you for taking time to read this and we are hopeful you can consider expanding your work to come and help us grow our people and make a change for a brighter future.