BAR HARBOR, Maine — Mount Desert Island residents Judith Bradshaw Brown and Sarah Emigh-Doyle will share the love and joy that they experienced working at the Kakamega Orphans Care Centre in Kenya at a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Jesup Library. Founded by Kenyan Quaker women, the Centre provides AIDS orphans with food, a safe home and an education, but, most importantly, with love that helps them thrive. Friends of Kakamega, a Maine-based Quaker nonprofit organization, partners with the Kenyans to support the Care Centre and organizes a service project trip to the orphanage each summer to work with the children and introduce participants to life in Kenya. In 2011, Judith and Sarah went on the three week service trip, and Judith returned for two weeks in March of 2012. They will show and discuss a video and slides of their time there. Sarah and her twin sister, Hannah, have written and illustrated a children’s book, “A Notebook for Nekesa,” about the Care Centre, which will be available for sale and signing at the presentation.
The program is free and open to the public. For information call the Jesup Library at 207-288-4245 or email Judith Bradshaw Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.