Jonathan Homer (Kenya)


Jonathan Homer

Jonathan Homer (Undugu Society): Jonathan is a native of Idaho and a graduate of Utah State University where he studied history and international economics. While at Utah State University, Jonathan volunteered for an international service organization that focused on humanitarian work in Mexico and South America. Jonathan also took a two-year break from his undergraduate studies to perform service in the islands of Micronesia, which introduced him to the importance of humanitarian work and international law. After his undergraduate studies, Jonathan interned at the US Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs and worked for US Senator Mike Crapo. At the time of his fellowship, Jonathan was a student at George Washington University Law School with an interest in international human rights law. After his fellowship, Jonathan wrote: "This summer allowed me to get in touch with a major part of humanity: the disempowered and weak. There is something personally empowering that comes from witnessing such suffering. I am very grateful to have had this experience."



23 Aug

Bringing home the boxes

I just spent twenty minutes staring from my balcony at the city I call home.

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Posted Aug 23, 2008

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14 Aug

The Mary Poppins Moment

When my Dad was fifteen years old, he lost his parents in a plane crash.

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Posted Aug 14, 2007

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11 Aug

LIFE AT AGE NINE

Every now and then, I take the liberty of changing the names of the people

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Posted Aug 11, 2007

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11 Aug

Margaret’s Sister

Two years ago, shortly before running away from home, Margaret’s older sister gave her a

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Posted Aug 11, 2007

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11 Aug

THE SELF-MADE MAN OF THE STREETS

I was standing with a coworker in the slum of Milongo Kubwa when a smiley

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Posted Aug 11, 2007

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11 Aug

When Children raise Children

Susan is 22 and has an awkward smile. Nevertheless, it is a contagious smile. Something

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Posted Aug 11, 2007

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11 Aug

Siblings on the Streets

The streets don’t favor one gender over another. Girls are just as easily taken to

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Posted Aug 11, 2007

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03 Aug

Peer pressured into poverty

When I was a kid, I had good friends. I was lucky. My friends never

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Posted Aug 03, 2007

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03 Aug

what time is it where you come from?

I was with some street kids the other day when a 13 year old boy

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Posted Aug 03, 2007

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02 Aug

DAVID WANTS TO BE A PREACHER

I attended one of Undugu’s Street Association Soccer Tournaments a couple of weeks ago. Watching

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Posted Aug 02, 2007

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02 Aug

innocence on the streets

INNOCENCE ON THE STREET Eric is a twelve year old boy originally from the town

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Posted Aug 02, 2007

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02 Aug

Individuals, not numbers

Every morning, as a part of my commute, I pass the same boy. He seems

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Posted Aug 02, 2007

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30 Jul

kilimanjaro porter wages: funding future generations of street children

I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro last week. It was amazing. My inner nature-loving nerd was very

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Posted Jul 30, 2007

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29 Jul

The Dichotomy of Development Slaps You in the Face

My first weekend in Nairobi, I went out with my coworker and his wife. They

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Posted Jul 29, 2007

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17 Jul

A BADGE OF MURDER

Why does a society have police forces? Is it so that they can intimidate children

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Posted Jul 17, 2007

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08 Jul

Streets of Mugoya

I sat down with an eighteen year old boy the other day to interview him

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Posted Jul 08, 2007

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08 Jul

Exploitation that’s Dirt Cheap

How much does a pile of dirt cost? It’s a big pile. I don’t know

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Posted Jul 08, 2007

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28 Jun

The Undugu Get Out of Jail Free Card

The arbitrary arrest of a street child is common. Slums are big, confusing, and dangerous.

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Posted Jun 28, 2007

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26 Jun

The ABCs of HIV/AIDS

Battling a disease like HIV/AIDS requires blunt and open discussion. That’s a challenge in a

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Posted Jun 26, 2007

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18 Jun

Where Glue is King

One of the last books that I read before leaving the United States was Barack

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Posted Jun 18, 2007

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14 Jun

Mary of Kibera

I have now been with The Undugu Society for three days. I spent yesterday and

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Posted Jun 14, 2007

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13 Jun

African Generals and Chinese Acrobats

I wrote the following posting three weeks ago. As you will see, at the time

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Posted Jun 13, 2007

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