Upon my return to Kenya, I initially thought I would get involved in peace and reconciliation activities. However, I couldn't help but notice the hundreds of very young children that I saw running around unsupervised on a daily basis.
Life in the streets for many Kenyan children is not an entirely a hopeless situation. The following narrative proves that with small, persistent efforts, they can be helped to realize their own utmost potential.
Two weeks before cameras started rolling for The First Grader, I traveled to Kenya and was introduced to students as "Teacher Jane." That is how I began the hardest job of my life -- teaching.