August 13  

8/13/03: "Other than shopping, I spent my time today with the IOM staff.  The first part of the day including going to the close of the CO class which Shari and I had been attending for the last few days. It was nice to see the students ask so many real questions about life in the US and their obvious earnest need and desire to be there. The best part of the class, however, was getting to present the certificates to the students at the end.  The were obviously very happy to receive them What was really funny for me to think about was that a couple of year ago when an exchangee came through out office he showed pictures of classes in Nairobi including handing out certificates.  I turned to my director at the time and actually said 'I can imagine myself in that picture doing that same thing.' Not very much later, there I was!" 

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