Global Activism: Naperville’s Brett Weiss Offers Opportunity For Children In Dago, Kenya

Pupils of the Jamhuri High School in Nairobi listen as then Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki addresses them, Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 as he officially launched free secondary education for all Kenyans.
Pupils of the Jamhuri High School in Nairobi listen as then Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki addresses them, Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 as he officially launched free secondary education for all Kenyans. AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo
Pupils of the Jamhuri High School in Nairobi listen as then Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki addresses them, Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 as he officially launched free secondary education for all Kenyans.
Pupils of the Jamhuri High School in Nairobi listen as then Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki addresses them, Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 as he officially launched free secondary education for all Kenyans. AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo

Global Activism: Naperville’s Brett Weiss Offers Opportunity For Children In Dago, Kenya

Brett Weiss made his first trip to Africa in 2009. He was on a volunteer vacation to Dago, Kenya. In Dago, most children go to school for only four years. There’s no electricity. Most families have been impacted by HIV/AIDS. As a former high school teacher, Brett knew the children he was meeting needed an education for a chance to escape poverty. For our weekly Global Activism segment, Weiss explains his efforts to establish a scholarship fund to help deserving children in Dago get through high school. Weiss’ book about his experiences is Just Give Them a Hug and the Rest Will Be Easy.