When twenty-three year old Dorothy Dulo returned home from school to her village in western Kenya, she found her parents had taken in many orphaned children.
The AIDS epidemic had ravaged her village of Alendu, abruptly orphaning dozens of children. Unexpectedly left with only distant relatives to relatives to provide for their basic needs, these children had little hope of living a good life.
Dorothy’s father, a retired educator by trade, began teaching a kindergarten class for these children who had no where else to turn. Without access to a classroom, the students started their education under the shade of a nearby tree.