Author Archives: geetajyothi

About geetajyothi

Slightly over the hill Quaker physician passionate that education can transform lives and hopeful that the world will wake up to the imperative to respond meaningfully to the threat of climate change

The School of Christ

North Carolina Yearly Meeting Sessions 2017 Just before I left to attend NCYM-FUM final sessions as a Yearly Meeting at Quaker Lake, 8th Month,  4th -6th Days, I read the following Isaac Pennington passage which remained on my heart as … Continue reading

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Growth and Transformation North Carolina Yearly Meeting – FUM

Love one another with the affection of brothers and sisters.  Try to outdo one another in showing respect. Don’t grow slack, but be fervent in the spirit.  The one you serve is Christ.  Rejoice in hope; be patient under trial: … Continue reading

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Nurturing Knowledge Update

The Nurturing Knowledge  project supporting education (mostly girls and women) among the Samburu in Lotuleilei, Kenya is now in its third year. These pastoralists in the northern plain of Samburu Central are one of the scattered parts of the Masai … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Old – Empowered by Education

There are many reasons a Samburu 15 year-old girl might need help to continue her education.  She could have never been sent to school or withdrawn from school to tend her family’s animals. After regular school hours, there was a  Shepherd School teaching 95 … Continue reading

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Overcoming Challenges – Kaimosi Friends Hospital

A single story building set around a courtyard offers good opportunity for rain water harvesting; on many days while I was there, this was the only source of water. The nearby privatized water plant was malfunctioning. Hand-washing without water is difficult. As Dr Ben … Continue reading

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Samburu Rites of Passage: Becoming Man & Wife

Story 2 – Sammy is a Quaker pastor, 32 years old, now a student at Friends Theological College.  He met his partner Damaris 7 years ago while working as a research assistant 120 km from home; they were introduced by his … Continue reading

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Samburu Rites of Passage: Beading, Female and Male Circumcision

The Samburu, a subdivision of Masais living in the semi-arid North Central Laikipia, are very community minded with several practices that foster cohesion.   There is a circumcision ritual Muratare e Layiok about every 14-15 years; all older boys not in the … Continue reading

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